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c1780 Georgian Diamond Necklace

c1780 Georgian Diamond Necklace

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  • c1780 Georgian Diamond Necklace
  • c1780 Georgian Diamond Necklace
  • c1780 Georgian Diamond Necklace
  • c1780 Georgian Diamond Necklace
  • c1780 Georgian Diamond Necklace
$7,350.00

Description

A spectacular Georgian-era, vaguely whale-shaped, pendant with a pear shaped rose cut diamond weighing approximately two carats. On a modern 18K white gold chain. The diamonds are foil-backed, as was the custom in the 18th century, giving them an additional sense of brilliance. The large diamond has not been removed to weigh, but a conservative estimation based on its dimensions puts it around two carats. It has very light yellow color (approximately O-P) and inclusions that would make it approximately SI2, but both color and clarity are difficult to accurately assess with foil-backed diamonds. In any case, it's a magnificently lustrous diamond, and a rare, beautifully designed piece of Georgian-era jewelry. Probably English and dating to approximately 1780.
Materials
Approx. 2.00ct Pear Shaped Rose Cut Diamond, Approx. 0.28ctw, Silver, 14K Gold, New 18KW Chain
Date
Pendant: c1780
Chain: Modern
Size
Pendant: 1-1/8" Drop
Chain: 16"
Condition
Very Good. Chain a replacement.
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