Antique Turquoise and Rose Cut Diamond Necklace, Circa 1910
This striking antique necklace is a unique combination of white gold, rose cut diamonds and two robin’s egg blue turquoise cabochons with silvery-gray matrix. Each of the turquoise are held tightly with delicate prongs and surrounded by a glittering scalloped halo of diamonds. The three decorative diamond links on either side are a stylistic blend of Art Nouveau and Art Deco: the natural wave-like curves representing Art Nouveau while the clean interpretation and repetitive use of the shape is more representative of the Art Deco mentality. The combination of materials along with the subtle merging of styles makes this a rather unique piece. The thin gold chain at the back is a later addition that works very well to complete the length without competing with the design. The overall length is 17” with the center drop measuring 1-3/8” long from the top of the horizontal turquoise to the bottom edge of the pendant. Should you prefer a shorter length just let me know and I can make the adjustments.