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Diamond and Pearl Lavalier Necklace


This glorious Art Deco double pendant necklace, with its asymmetrical natural pearl accents, harks back to the Ancien Régime style of “the negligée” jewel, meant to convey the wearer’s innate, careless elegance. This long antique necklace is the product of a lost jeweler’s art magically woven from diamond-set plaques, seed pearls, and delicate, hand-wrought platinum links. Worn with a classic white shirt or a long gown, this softly flexible jewel expresses a timelessly graceful spirit.


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Item #: N-17493
Circa: 1915-1920
Size: 23” length
Materials: 117 Old European-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 3.00 carats); Natural white pearl (measuring approximately 10.1mm x 9.4mm); Natural enhanced dark gray pearl (measuring approximately 8.8mm x 8.6mm); 376 Seed pearls; Platinum
Documentation: Together with Gemological Institute of America (GIA) report #6173345278, dated October 23, 2015, stating that the 2 large pearls are natural saltwater pearls, and that the gray pearl’s body color is modified

The light and airy feel of this necklace derives from the extraordinary quality of platinum workmanship in this period, enabling what prominent jewelry historian, Peter Hinks, called “masterworks of engineering."