Diamond, 18ct, Platinum Necklace 7022-1926

2,795.00

This lovely necklace feature pear-shaped ±0,25ct (H S1) Brilliant Cut Diamond decorated with ±0,10ct Old Mine Cut Diamonds and small Rose Cut Diamonds crafted in 18ct and Platinum.

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This lovely necklace feature pear-shaped ±0,25ct (H S1) Brilliant Cut Diamond decorated with ±0,10ct Old Mine Cut Diamonds and small Rose Cut Diamonds crafted in 18ct and Platinum.

Design Era: Edwardian (1901-1915).
Materials: Diamond, 18ct, Platinum.
Dimensions: Pendant 22 x 21 mm. Chain 47 cm.
Weight in grams: 4,6.
Condition: Good condition – used with some signs of wear.

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Design Area

Area Information

The Edwardian period (1901-1915) began with the death of Queen Victoria, when her son Edward became King. During this period, many of the Edwardian-designed pieces incorporated more expensive gems such as diamonds, emeralds, and rubies in elaborate designs.

Materials

Material Information

Brilliant Cut Diamond

In the early 1900s, diamond cutters began to experiment with new techniques. A breakthrough came in 1919 with the introduction of the round brilliant cut. Due to its ability to maximize fire and brilliance, the round brilliant cut has become the standard and most popular way to cut diamonds. Like the old European cut, a round brilliant cut diamond has a circular girdle and 58 facets. However, the round brilliant cut lacks a culet. The round brilliant cut became prevalent during the Art Deco and Retro periods.

Old Mine Cut Diamond

Diamonds with this cut possess a squarish girdle with gently rounded corners. Old mine cut diamonds have a high crown, a small table, and a large, flat culet. They are similar to today's cushion cut. The old mine cut dates to the 1700s and was most prevalent during the Georgian and Victorian eras.

Rose Cut Diamond

The rose cut features a flat bottom with a dome-shaped crown, rising to a single apex. With anywhere from 3 to 24 facets, a rose cut diamond resembles the shape of a rose bud. The rose cut dates to the 1500s and remained common during the Georgian and Victorian eras.

18ct

Because of the softness of pure (24k), it is usually alloyed with base metals for use in jewelry, altering its hardness and ductility, melting point, color and other properties. Alloys with lower carat rating, typically 22k, 18k, 14k or 9k, contain higher percentages of copper or other base metals or silver or palladium in the alloy. Copper is the most commonly used base metal, yielding a redder color.

Platinum

The element platinum derives its name from the Spanish Platina del Pinto which translates to 'little silver from the Pinto' (said to be a river near Popayan, Columbia in which alluvial platinum was first found by the Spanish Conquistadors). Its white metallic luster leaves little doubt as to why the Spanish chose the name.

Platinum belongs to a group of elements, fittingly called the platinum group of metals. Apart from platinum the group comprises Osmium, Iridium, Palladium, Rhodium and Ruthenium. Platinum is often found as natural alloys containing one or more of these other elements and it wasn't until 1804 that all but one of the elements were isolated and named.

Platinum is malleable, ductile and very strong. In addition, it does not tarnish and it doesn't corrode making it a highly prized metal and extremely suitable for the manufacture of fine jewelry.

Dimensions

Pendant 22 x 21 mm. Chain 47 cm

Gender

Weight (in grams)

4,6

Condition

Good condition – used with some signs of wear

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