Carved Emerald Bead and Diamond Collar Necklace
Dating from the 1930s, this Art Deco platinum necklace, composed of nineteen carats of carved emeralds and over eleven carats of diamonds, is an artistic period jewel with a striking visual aesthetic. Centering on five graduating melon-carved emerald beads, flanked by black enamel accents and surrounded by old European- and triangular-cut diamonds, the necklace is completed by articulated tapering bar links extending to a flexible chain and clasp, all pavé- and channel-set with alternating baguette- and old European-cut diamonds. Sweeping lines and bold geometry unite the curvaceous forms of the fluted, satin-green emerald beads with the rectilinear, sparkling diamond links, while contrasting black enamel serves to fix the eye on this compellingly beautiful ornament for the neck.
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- Curator's Notes
Item #: N-18044
Size: 16.50” length
Materials: 5 Melon-carved emerald beads (approximate total weight 19.00 carats); 124 Baguette-, 10 triangular-, and 302 old European-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 11.10 carats); Enamel; Platinum