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Emilio Jewelry Signature 10.35 Carat Graduating Diamond Riviera Necklace
By Emilio!
Located in New York, NY
This lovely piece has been designed and manufactured in the Emilio Jewelry Atelier. Our brand is known for our perfection in jewelry making, and cherry picking the very best diamonds...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

Contemporary 3.05 Carat Diamond Platinum Riviera Necklace
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set with round brilliant cut diamonds, weighing approximately 3.05 carats total, GHI color and SI to I clarity Diamonds are alternately bezel or bead set in repeating motif of teard...
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20th Century Contemporary Link Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Diamond Riviera Necklace
By Falber Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
Diamond Riviera/Tennis Necklace made with real/natural brilliant cut diamonds. Total Diamond Weight: 3.14 carats. Diamond Quantity: 71 round diamonds. Color: G. Clarity: SI. Mounted ...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

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Diamond Riviera/Tennis Necklace
By Falber Diamonds
Located in Miami, FL
Diamond Riviera Necklace made with real/natural brilliant cut diamonds. Total Diamond Weight: 3.14 carats. Diamond Quantity: 71 round diamonds. Color: G. Clarity: SI1. Mounted on 18k...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

A Link Diamond Riviera Necklace
By A Link
Located in Bethesda, MD
Stunning classic graduated Diamond Riviera Necklace designed by A Link & Co. The necklace features 115 shimmering diamonds weighing 9.97 carats. The diamonds are ‘G “ color and “VS”...
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20th Century Choker Necklaces

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Diamond

GIA Certified Graduated Diamond Riviera Necklace 11 Carats total weight
By Harbor Diamonds
Located in New York, NY
18 K white gold graduated with a GIA certified center stone, 0.91 Carat E/ SI1 11.94 Carats Total Weight Attached you will find a copy of the GIA Certificate. All the other stones...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

18 Karat Diamond Riviera Necklace
Located in Houston, TX
This necklace is crafted in 18K white gold and is a Riviera style. There are eighty-four (84) round diamonds totaling 30.30 carats; fifty-one (51) baguette diamonds totaling 10.30 c...
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Mid-20th Century More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Platinum Baguette Diamond Riviera Necklace
Located in Houston, TX
This is a Riviera necklace in platinum with baguette diamonds. There are a total of 11.12 carats, G-H color and VS-SI clarity. Measures 16" long and is 1/4" wide at the bottom. Be...
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Diamond, Platinum

16.68 Carat Diamond Riviera Necklace
Located in New York, NY
16 Inch Diamond Riviera necklace. Set in Platinum. Average Diamond color is G and average Diamond clarity is VS. Center Diamond weights 1.02 carats. 16.68 carats total. Flower Design...
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Diamond, Platinum

Round and Pear Diamond Riviera Necklace
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Material: 18k white gold Diamond Details: Approximately 23.61 ctw of round brilliant and Pear shape diamonds. Diamonds are G/H in color and VS in clarity. Necklace Measurements: 17.5...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Diamond Riviera Necklace in Yellow Gold
Located in Houston, TX
Riviera necklace is 18K yellow gold with round yellow diamonds. There are 194 yellow diamonds that total 3 carats; VS2-SI1 clarity. This necklace measures 15 1/2 inches long and is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Choker Necklaces

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Yellow Diamond, 18k Gold

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Asprey Platinum and Diamond Riviera Necklace
By Asprey International Limited
Located in New York, NY
METAL TYPE: Platinum NECKLACE LENGTH: 16 inches STONE WEIGHT: 16.61ct twd
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Diamond Riviera Necklace 4.68 Carat F VS2
By Tamir
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic 14K white gold diamond necklace, set with a total of approximately 4.68 carats, F color and VS2 clarity, round brilliant diamonds. Total length is 16" inches. This diamond R...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat White Gold Diamond Riviera Necklace
Located in Mumbai, IN
18 Karat White Gold Diamond Riviera Necklace Simple and elegant single line diamond riviera necklace set in 18 karat white gold studded with vvs-vs purity diamonds perfect for day ...
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2010s Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Diamond Graduated Riviera Necklace GIA 1.06 Carat
By Harbor Diamonds
Located in New York, NY
This necklace features a Gia center stone H Color SI Clarity 1.06 Cts. It has 109 Diamonds perfectly matched to the center stone , for a total weight of 15 Carats the gold is 18K 17...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

18 Karat White Gold Riviera Style Diamond Choker Necklace
By Shefi Diamonds
Located in Lexington, KY
The Riviera 18K white gold necklace is the epitome of style and class. It evokes images of Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". The necklace is a continuous chain of diamonds,...
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2010s Contemporary Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

57 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond Riviera Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Dress up your denim. 107 EFG VS beautifully matched emerald cut diamonds ,come together to form a sophisticated and elegant stream of beauty . Handcrafted in platnium at a precise a...
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2010s Modern Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

18 Karat White Gold Diamond Riviera Necklace
Located in New York, NY
This riviera necklace features 9.46 carats of G VS diamonds set in 18K white gold. 55 grams total weight. 6.5 inch chain drop. Made in Italy. Viewings available in our NYC showroom...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

18 Karat White Gold Diamond Riviera Necklace
Located in New York, NY
This necklace features 14.36 carats of G VS diamonds set in 18K white gold. 35.1 grams total weight. 7.5 inch drop. Made in Italy. Viewings available in our NYC showroom by appoint...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

18 Karat White Gold Diamond Riviera Necklace
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: 18k white gold Diamonds: 69 round brilliant cuts = 8.05cttw Color: G Clarity: VS2 Dimensions: necklace 16.5 inches in length Weight: 18.10 grams
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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat White Gold Diamond Riviera Necklace
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom Material: 18k white gold Diamond: 205 round brilliant cuts = 39.07cttw Color: G-J Clarity: VS2-SI1 Dimensions: necklace measures 31-inches in length and measures W...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Diamond Riviera Necklace 4.68 Carat G H VS2 SI1
By Tamir
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic 14K white gold diamond necklace, set with a total of approximately 4.68 carats, G-H color and VS2-SI1 clarity, round brilliant diamonds. Total length is 16" inches. This dia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Diamond Riviera Necklace 8.93 Total Carat Handmade
By H & H Jewels
Located in Miami, FL
Diamond Riviera Necklace 18 Inches Long 8.93 Total Carat Handmade of 18 karats white gold. This sparkling round brilliant cut diamond Riviera necklace measures 18 inches long. It i...
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2010s Modern More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Ella Gafter Heart Shape Ruby Diamond Riviera Necklace
By Ella Gafter
Located in New York, NY
The heart shaped ruby and diamond necklace is constituted by 34 faceted rubies of homogeneously brilliant quality, especially cut from larger Madagascar rough to obtain the regular a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Choker Necklaces

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White Diamond, Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, White Gold

Diamond Platinum Graduated Riviera Necklace IGI Certificate and Tennis Bracelet
By Prince Diamond
Located in New York, NY
Platinum Riviera Necklace 50.18 Cts. T/W Stones: Round Diamonds Center stone: 3.50 Cts 4 stones: 2.00 Cts. 2 stones: 1.70 Cts. 2 stones: 1.50 Cts. 2 stones: 1.20 Cts. 4 stones: 1.00 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Platinum 32.10 Carat Total Diamond Riviera Necklace
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Set in Platinum, are 93 Round Brilliant cut diamonds in ascending sizes. The center diamond is 3.16 carats. The diamonds on each side of the center are 1.70 carats, GIA #2367841402...
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2010s More Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

76 Carat Old European Cut Diamond Riviera Necklace
Located in New York, NY
The vintage rivière necklace is crafted from a 18-karat gold. It's strung with thirty-two Old European-cut diamonds that shimmer in the light. Wear yours for your next event for a ...
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20th Century Modern More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Diamond Riviera Necklace 4.68 Carat F VS2 Rose Gold
By Tamir
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic 14K rose gold diamond necklace, set with a total of approximately 4.68 carats, F color and VS2 clarity, round brilliant diamonds. Total length is 16" inches. This diamond Ri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

14 Karat White Gold Graduating Diamond Riviera Necklace
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: The Estate Watch & Jewelry Material: 14k white gold Diamond: 141 round brilliant cuts = 4.94cttw Color: G Clarity: SI1 Dimensions: necklace measures 16-inches in length a...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Diamond Graduating Riviera Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Diamond riviera necklace, finely crafted in platinum, featuring Round Brilliant cut diamonds, weighing a total of approximately 41.00 carat. The 7 front stones are GIA certified; 2.0...
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Early 2000s Beaded Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Graduated Riviera Diamond Necklace
By New Italian Art
Located in Greenwich, CT
Italian Master jewelers pride themselves of excellent craftsmanship and there's not doubt of their reputation. You can certainly enjoy it in this gorgeous Diamond Line Necklace, set ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

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Diamond Riviera Necklace 4.68 Carat G H VS2 SI1 Rose Gold
By Tamir
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic 14K rose gold diamond necklace, set with a total of approximately 4.68 carats, G-H color and VS2-SI1 clarity, round brilliant diamonds. Total length is 16" inches. This diam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

6 Carat Diamond Riviera Necklace Round Brilliant White Gold Tennis
Located in Rome, IT
This timelessly elegant riviera necklace dazzles with 6 carats of beautifully white and vibrantly brilliant natural diamonds. The central diamonds are gracefully graduated, with the ...
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2010s Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

18 Karat White Gold Heart Shape Diamond Riviera Necklace
Located in New York, NY
This riviera necklace features 6.84 carats of round F-G VS pave diamonds fashioned into heart shapes. 44.8 grams total weight. 7.5 inch chain drop. Viewings available in our NYC sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

15.00 Carat Pink Sapphire and Diamond Riviera Necklace
By Diana M. Jewels
Located in New York, NY
18k Rose Gold, Diamond & Pink Sapphire Necklace, Oval design with oval cut pink sapphire clusters in pronged setting Pave diamond border and chain Tab insert with safety clasp Neckla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Link Necklaces

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White Diamond, Diamond, Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, Wh...

52 Carat Diamond Riviera Necklace in 18k White Gold I-J VS
Located in Carmel, IN
This diamond riviera necklace is absolutely stunning. It contains 52.07 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds! Crafted in 18k white gold, this riviera contains high-quality white di...
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2010s More Necklaces

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Diamond, White Gold

Cushion Cut Diamond Riviera Necklace with 72.46 Carat Total
Located in New York, NY
Cushion Cut Diamond Riviera necklace with 72.46 carats total. The Center stone is a 5.13 EGL Certified I VS2. After the larger stone the Graduation of the necklace stays above 1 cara...
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2010s More Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Round Diamond Riviera Cluster Necklace
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Material: 14k White Gold Diamond Details: Approx. 3ctw of round cut diamonds. Diamonds are G/H in color and SI in clarity. Measurements: Necklace measures 18″ in length. Fastening: T...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Riviera 11 Carat Diamond Necklace
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Platinum diamond 16 inch graduated diamond necklace. Diamonds graduate from .10 ct in the back leading to a .90ct center .Diamonds are I-H color SI1 -SI2 Clarity approx. 11ct t/w ....
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1990s Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

12.00 Carat Round Diamond Riviera Necklace 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Located in San Diego, CA
Diamond Riviera Necklace Metal: 14k White Gold Length: 16' Inches TCW: 12.00 tcw Main Diamond: 101 Round Brilliant Diamonds 12.00 tcw Color & Clarity: H - I, SI2 -I1 Hallmark: ...
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2010s More Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Diamond Gold Riviera Eternity Necklace
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A crisply gleaming necklace featuring 6.88 carats of round cut diamonds. The graduating bezel set colorless VS-SI clarity diamonds are set in 18K white gold. This classic eternity ne...
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2010s More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

12 Carat Riviera Diamond Necklace
By Belfiore Jewelry
Located in Great Neck, NY
Graduated 3 prong diamond necklace set in 14K white gold. The center stone weighs 0.75 carats. The total carat weight of the necklace is 12.08. The color of the stones are G, the cla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern More Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold

Asprey Graduating Diamond Riviera Platinum Necklace
By Asprey & Garrard Limited
Located in Holland, PA
Platinum Graduating Diamond Riviera Necklace by Asprey. With 122 Round brilliant cut diamonds F color, VVS1 clarity total weight approx. 16.61ct This necklace comes with the box an...
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20th Century Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

5.00 Carat Round Cut Diamond Riviera Necklaces in 14k White Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a graduated diamond Riviera necklace. 77 round brilliant cut diamonds totaling 5.00 carats are precision set in the 3 prong classic setting. The diamonds complete around this...
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2010s Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, White Gold

4.22 Carat Total Diamond Riviera Necklace in 14 Karat White Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a graduated diamond riviera necklace. 191 round brilliant cut diamonds totaling 4.22 carats are precision set in the 3 prong classic setting. The diamonds complete around thi...
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2010s Contemporary More Necklaces

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White Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Diamond Riviera Necklace in 18 Karat Yellow Gold 49.89 Carat
By Gemma By WPD
Located in New York, NY
Polished & in excellent condition. Photos of actual item. Diamond Carat Weight: 49.89 CTW Diamond Quantity: 93 Diamond Shape: Round Diamond Color: H-I Diamond Clarity: SI2-I1
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2010s More Necklaces

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Victorian Style Mixed Metals 17.00 Total Carat Diamond Riviera Necklace
Located in Narberth, PA
An absolutely breathtaking Victorian style Riviera diamond necklace! Crafted in sterling silver topped 18kt gold, this exquisite necklace features 51 graduating old Mine Cut diamond ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Victorian Link Necklaces

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Diamond, Mixed Metal, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver

34 Carat Diamond Riviera Necklace in Platinum with GIA Certified Excellent Cuts
By Moyer Fine Jewelers
Located in Carmel, IN
When it comes to a 34 carat Riviera Diamond Necklace, they do not get much better than this one! The diamonds have all been matched and sorted perfectly and are all triple excellent...
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2010s More Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified Graduated Riviera Diamond Necklace
By Issac Nussbaum
Located in New York, NY
Incredible diamond graduated riviera diamond necklace crafted in hand made platnium, showcasing 68 extraordinary ideal round brilliant cut diamonds, each stone individually graded by...
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2010s Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

GIA Certified Diamond Platinum Riviera Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Haute-joaillerie diamond necklace riviera style. Comprising of 67 graduated round-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum. 16 diamonds are GIA certified weighing from 0.73 carats to 3 cara...
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Diamond, Platinum

Graduated Diamond Riviera Necklace Set in Platinum 9.78 Carat Total Weight
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This classic graduated diamond Riviera necklace is set with 123 round brilliant cut diamonds in four prong platinum heads. The total approximate weight is 9.78CTS of overall G/H Colo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Round Cut Diamond Riviera Graduating Necklace
By Issac Nussbaum
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful graduated in size riviera style diamond necklace features a total of 104 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing a total of 26.46 carats, set in 18K white gold. Diamond ...
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2010s Modern More Necklaces

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Diamond, White Gold

9.02 Carat Total Diamond Riviera Necklace in 18 Karat White Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
This luxurious RIVIERA necklace is timeless elegance. A total of 125 glittering round brilliant cut diamonds are prong set in graduated size with the largest in the middle from end t...
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2010s Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

9.20 Carat Total Diamond Riviera Necklace in 18 Karat White Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
This luxurious RIVIERA necklace is timeless elegance. A total of 123 glittering round brilliant cut diamonds are prong set in graduated size with the largest in the middle from end t...
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2010s Contemporary More Necklaces

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White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

9.03 Carat Total Diamond Riviera Necklace in 18 Karat White Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a riviera necklace that deserves attention. It's chic and timeless. Show-stopping in fire and brilliance, this incredible riviera necklace features 125 sparkling round brilli...
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2010s Contemporary More Necklaces

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White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

3.03 Carat Natural Akoya Pearls and Diamonds Riviera Necklace 14 Karat Gold
Located in New York, NY
Pearls & Diamonds Riviera Necklace 3.03ct. Natural Round brilliant diamonds. F/G colors Vs-2 clarity. 6mm natural Akoya pearls. 45 count 14kt. yellow gold 53.4 grams. Each S...
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2010s Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Pearl, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

11.90 Carat Diamond Graduated Riviera Necklace
By Issac Nussbaum
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite graduated riviera necklace set in handmade 18k white gold featuring perfectly cut ideal round brilliant diamonds. the super white diamonds are in g-h-I color and VS2 c...
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2010s More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

10.11 Carat Diamond Graduated Riviera Necklace
By Issac Nussbaum
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite graduated riviera necklace set in handmade 18k white gold featuring perfectly cut ideal round brilliant diamonds. the super white diamonds are in E-F color and VVS to ...
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2010s Modern More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

14K White Gold Graduated 202 Round 18 Carat Diamond Riviera Necklace by Manart
Located in New Orleans, LA
Our brilliant graduated diamond necklace is set in 14K white gold. 202 round white diamonds total 4.18ct, finished off with a secure closure. Specifications: - Stone(s): Diamonds - ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Diamond 18 Karat Gold Riviera Pendant Necklace
By Meghna Jewels
Located in Hoffman Estate, IL
Cast from 18-karat gold, this pendant necklace is hand set with .48 carats of sparkling diamonds on the 16" chain.. Available in rose, yellow & white gold. See other pieces part of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

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Diamond Riviera Necklace For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact diamond riviera necklace you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, 18k Gold and White Gold. In our selection of items, you can find a vintage example as well as a contemporary version. If you’re looking for a diamond riviera necklace from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. As it relates to this specific piece, our collection includes designs that are universally popular, but 3 Carat and 3.5 Carat carat weights, specifically, are sought with frequency. A diamond riviera necklace from Beauvince Jewelry, Issac Nussbaum and Antinori Fine Jewels — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured accessory — is worth considering. Today, if you’re looking for a round cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes baguette cut and marquise cut alternatives. Finding a diamond riviera necklace for sale for women should be easy, but there are 42 pieces available to browse for unisex as well as men, too.

How Much is a Diamond Riviera Necklace?

The price for a diamond riviera necklace starts at $3,295 and tops out at $3,295 with these necklaces, on average, selling for $23,020.

Finding the Right Necklaces for You

We are fortunate to know much of the world’s long and dazzling history of necklaces, as this type of jewelry was so treasured that it was frequently buried with its owners. Lapis lazuli beads adorned necklaces unearthed from the royal graves at the ancient Iraqi civilization of Sumer, while the excavation of King Tut’s burial chamber revealed a sense of style that led to a frenzy of Art Deco designs, with artisans of the 1920s seeking to emulate the elegant work crafted by Ancient Egypt’s goldsmiths and jewelry makers. 

In ancient times, pendant necklaces worn by royalty and nobles conferred wealth and prestige. Today, wearing jewelry is about personal expression: Luxury diamond necklaces exude confidence and can symbolize the celebratory nature of a deep romantic relationship, while paper-clip chain-link necklaces designed by the likes of goldsmith Faye Kim are firmly planted in the past as well as the present. Kim works exclusively with eco-friendly gold, and these fashionable, fun accessories owe to the design of 19th-century watch fobs. 

For some, necklaces are thought of as being a solely feminine piece, but this universally beloved accessory has been gender-neutral for eons. In fact, just as women rarely took to wearing a single necklace during the Renaissance, men of the era layered chains and valuable pendants atop their bejeweled clothing. In modern times, the free-spirited hippie and counterculture movements of the 1960s saw costume-jewelry designers celebrating self-expression through colorful multistrand necklaces and no shortage of beads, which were worn by anyone and everyone. 

Even after all of these years, the necklace remains an irrefutable staple of any complete outfit. Although new trends in jewelry are constantly emerging, the glamour and beauty of the past continue to inform modern styles and designs. In a way, the cyclical history of the necklace differs little from its familiar looped form: The celebrated French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels found much inspiration in King Tut, and, now, their Alhambra collection is a go-to for modern royals. Vintage necklaces designed by David Webb — whose work landed him on the cover of Vogue in 1950, two years after opening his Manhattan shop — were likely inspired by the ornamental styles of ancient Greece, Mesopotamia and Egypt. 

On 1stDibs, browse top designers like Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and Bulgari, or shop by your favorite style, from eye-catching choker necklaces to understated links to pearl necklaces and more.