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No-Heat Sapphire and Diamond Garland Necklace


This glorious late 20th century sapphire and diamond necklace is a modern interpretation of the garland necklace, set with magnificently radiant, cornflower blue oval-cut sapphires and colorless diamonds. Encircling the collarbone in a lavish floral design that is thrilling from any angle, wearing this necklace is a celebration all its own, that lights up the face with mesmerizing color and light.

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Item #: N-17491
Circa: 1980s
Size: 16.5” length 
Materials: 10 Oval-cut sapphires (approximate total weight 44.74 carats), 133 Round- and marquise-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 38.00 carats); Platinum
Documentation: American Gemological Laboratory (AGL) certificates for six of the sapphires state that they show no evidence of heat treatment

Popularized in the 1850s, lavish and extravagant floral gems were used to express love and friendship. Differing from the decorative goldwork of their more delicate, festoon-motif predecessors, these magnificent jewels featured more ample and abundant diamonds and colored stones in invisible settings.