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Antique Old Mine Cut Diamond Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Antique Old Mine Cut Diamond Necklace made Circa 1900 Gold Type: Silver & Gold Approx 20.00 Cts of diamonds Measurements: 15" long
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Antique Early 1900s Drop Necklaces

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Diamond

Antique 0.25 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Necklace
Located in Montgomery, AL
This piece is an antique revision made from reclaimed antique materials. This necklace was originally an antique filigree brooch handcrafted sometime during the Art Deco design perio...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Antique Victorian 18 Karat Rose Gold Old Mine Cut Diamond Necklace
Located in Great Neck, NY
Gorgeous antique victorian necklace with old mine cut diamonds. Item #N0031 Metal: 18K Rose Gold Weight: 6.1 Grams Total Diamond Weight: Approximately 2.00 cts Diamond Color: H...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Victorian Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Important Old Mine Cut Heart Locket Pendant and Diamond Necklace, Certified
Located in Hong Kong, HK
A piece of history. This very important necklace we bought from a major auction house over 10 years ago. We sold the original old mine cut necklace. The buyer was only interested in ...
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Antique 1850s Pendant Necklaces

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

Gaspipe Tubogas French Yellow Gold Old Mine Cut Diamonds Collar Necklace
Located in London, GB
Weight: 51.40 gr Metal: 18kt yellow gold and platinum Stones: 20 Diamonds • Cut: Old mine cut • Total Carat weight: 0.60ct approximately Condition: Very good Comments: This ravis...
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Vintage 1940s Retro More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian 1.20 Carat Twin Old Mine Cut Diamond Drop Necklace
Located in Napoli, IT
Charming neck Drop This lovely antique Victorian period simple Diamond drop consists of a twin set Diamond one larger topped by smaller hanging from a chain as center point Setting ...
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Antique Early 1900s Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Silver

18 Karat Old Mine Cut Diamond and Burma Rubies Cross Pendant Drop Necklace
Located in Hong Kong, HK
This is a beautiful classic cross pendant. It is set in 18k white gold and one true antique old mine cut diamond. In the center is one antique OMC diamond 0.28 cts. There are 5 Marqu...
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2010s Pendant Necklaces

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

18 Karat Gold Old Mine Cut Diamond and Burma Rubies Cross Pendant Necklace
Located in Hong Kong, HK
This is a beautiful classic cross pendant. It is set in 18k Rose gold and one true antique old mine cut diamond. In the center is one antique OMC diamond 0.48 cts. There are 5 Marqui...
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2010s Pendant Necklaces

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

Rarever 41 Carat 18K White Gold Old Mine Cut Contemporary Class Diamond Necklace
By RAREVER
Located in London, GB
This 18-karat gold old mine cut necklace is handmade with each diamond individually inspected and perfectly matched to produce a masterpiece, using traditional techniques which take ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Victorian Natural Pearl and Mine Cut Diamond Crescent Pendant
Located in Narberth, PA
A simply beautiful crescent pendant from the Victorian (ca1880s) era! Crafted in 14kt yellow gold, this gorgeous conversion piece features an alternating design of old cut diamonds a...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Necklace Enhancers

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Diamond, Natural Pearl, 14k Gold

  • Victorian Natural Pearl and Mine Cut Diamond Crescent Pendant
  • Victorian Natural Pearl and Mine Cut Diamond Crescent Pendant
  • Victorian Natural Pearl and Mine Cut Diamond Crescent Pendant
  • Victorian Natural Pearl and Mine Cut Diamond Crescent Pendant
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W 1 in. D .25 in. Dm 1.13 in.
French Belle Époque 7.0 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Stunning Necklace
Located in Napoli, IT
Homage to femininity Emphatically Edwardian, this French Diamond necklace contains refined elegance and majestic workmanship of the Belle Epoque era Delicacy in the rare design tak...
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Antique Early 1900s Belle Époque More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Silver

Victorian Amethyst Old Mine Cut Diamond Gold Silver Pendant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Victorian amethyst old mine-cut diamonds silver and gold pendant circa 1890. DETAILS: DIAMONDS: twenty-eight old mine-cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.90 carat, approximately ...
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Antique 1890s Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Amethyst, Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, 18k Gold, Silver

Victorian 14 Karat Rose Gold Old Mine Cut Diamond Locket
Located in Lexington, KY
This is an elegant Victorian locket in 14k rose gold featuring a beautiful star set diamond in the center! The locket has a classic circular design featuring a subtly detailed border...
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Antique 1890s Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Rose Gold

Art Deco Diamond Lapis Lazuli Pendant Old Mine Cut Diamonds Gold
Located in New York, NY
A stunning Antique Art Deco - Victorian Pendant with a gorgeous central 16 Carat Lapis Lazuli sphere set with 12 absolutely radiant Old Mine Cut Diamonds totaling approximately 1.2 C...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, 10k Gold, Gold

Victorian 0.80 Total Carat Mine Cut Diamond 5-Point Star Pendant
Located in Narberth, PA
An absolutely gorgeous diamond star pendant from the Victorian (ca1880s) era! This beautiful piece is crafted in 14kt rosy yellow gold and depicts the shape of a sparkling 5-point st...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Necklace Enhancers

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Diamond, 14k Gold

3 Carat Antique Old Mine Cut Diamond Pendant
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Antique pendant featuring 21 old miner cut diamonds with an estimated total weight of 3 carats.
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Antique 1890s Edwardian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Art Deco Old European and Mine Cut Diamond Peridot Peal Pendant Necklace
Located in Baltimore, MD
Art Deco Old European & Mine Cut Diamond Peridot White Gold Pendant Necklace Metal: 14K White Gold 585 Weight: 6.68 grams (weight of pendant only) Diamonds: 4 European Cut Diamonds...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Pearl, Peridot, White Gold

Victorian 9.0 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Large Sentimental Heart Pendant
Located in Napoli, IT
Sentimental Victorian Heart 1880 ca classic Victorian period, large size heart pendant Hand crafted of solid 18 Kt gold topped by silver Beautifully made It displays a huge amount o...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Silver, 18k Gold

Victorian Style Old Cut Diamond Necklace
Located in London, GB
Exquisite Victorian style necklace set with 255 round old cut diamonds ranging from 0.02 carats to 0.70 carats with an approximate weight of 40.00 carats total. All stones are mounte...
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2010s Victorian More Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, Silver

Edwardian Emerald Square Old Mine Cut Diamonds Pendant Silver 1890 Trembleuse
Located in Berkeley, CA
This large wreath-like pendant is full of old mine cut diamonds and a hinge in the middle to create a swinging movement. A large bright green emerald glows in the center with horizo...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Emerald, Silver

Art Deco 4 Carat Old Mine and European Cut Diamond Platinum Cross
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful art deco large cross pendant crafted in Platinum over 18 karat yellow gold, featuring a gorgeous Old Miner cut diamond weighing approximately 1 carat, and further embellish...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Antique Old-Cut Diamond Fringe Necklace
Located in London, GB
An antique diamond necklace and earring suite, with a drop pendant, set with an old-cut diamond, in a claw setting, surrounded by a circle of grain set diamonds and a border of gradu...
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Antique Late 19th Century Late Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, Silver

Victorian 3.50 Total Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Star Pendant
Located in Narberth, PA
An absolutely gorgeous diamond star pendant from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This beautiful piece is particularly large in size and depicts a sparkling 5-point star. Made of sterling...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Necklace Enhancers

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Diamond, Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver, 14k Gold

  • Victorian 3.50 Total Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Star Pendant
  • Victorian 3.50 Total Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Star Pendant
  • Victorian 3.50 Total Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Star Pendant
  • Victorian 3.50 Total Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Star Pendant
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W 1.5 in. D 0.38 in. L 1.5 in.
Antique 19th Century Silver Topped Gold Old Mine Cut Diamond Heart Pendant
Located in New York, NY
A romantic large scale antique old mine cut diamond heart pendant made around 1890. The heart is suspended from a removable diamond bow and is set with approximately 16 carats of dia...
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Antique 1890s Late Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Silver, Gold

18 Karat Rose Gold, Antique Old Mine Cut Diamond and Burma Rubies Cross Pendant
Located in Hong Kong, HK
This is a beautiful classic cross pendant. It is set in 18k Rose gold and one true antique old mine cut diamond. In the center is one antique OMC diamond 0.35 cts. There are 5 Marqui...
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2010s Pendant Necklaces

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

Roman Malakov Old European Cut Diamond Pendant Heart Necklace
By Roman Malakov
Located in New York, NY
A pendant necklace of open-work design, showcases a single old european cut diamond weighing 0.72 carats, surrounded by french cut round diamonds set in a heart shape mounting. Accen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold, White Gold

Gorgeous Edwardian .95 Old Mine Cut Diamond Solitaire Target Design Pendant
Located in Napoli, IT
Lively Sparkle This gorgeous, antique , large scale Diamond solitaire drop pendant is the perfect complement to have with you all the time as a signature piece Edwardian period hand...
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Antique Early 1900s Edwardian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

1.60 Carat Old Mine and Old European Cut Diamond Art Deco Style Pendant
By Mark Broumand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This exquisite diamond pendant is not only gorgeous but it also doubles as a brooch. It features 1.60ct (weight is approximate) of old mine cut and old european cut diamonds embedded...
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2010s Pendant Necklaces

Antique Art Deco 14 Karat Yellow Gold Old Euro Cut Diamond and Ruby Pendant
Located in Great Neck, NY
Beautiful antique pendant with rubies and old cut diamonds. Item #N0035 Metal: 14K Yellow Gold Weight: 10 Grams Total Diamond Weight: Approximately 1.00 cts Diamond Color: H D...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Ruby, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Old Mine Cut Diamond Necklace
Located in San Francisco, CA
A lesson in historic beauty! This incredibly well preserved antique diamond necklace features 57 Old Mine Cut Diamonds for approximately 8.06 carats elegantly bezel set in 14 karat w...
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Early 20th Century More Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Silver

Bezel-Set Old Mine Cut Diamond Necklace
Located in Greenwich, CT
Old mine cut diamond necklace, designed as a graduated band of bezel-set old mine cut diamonds each alternating with a smaller bezel-set circular-cut diamond, the diamonds altogether...
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20th Century Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

.30 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Necklace
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful vintage necklace featuring an old miner cut diamond weighing approximately .30cts, G color VS clarity. The diamond is set in the center of a gold flower and is adorned with...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 10k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold

25 carats of Old Mine Cut Diamonds Necklace
Located in Greenwich, CT
Old mine cut diamond necklace, designed as a graduated band of bezel-set old mine cut diamonds each alternating with a smaller bezel-set circular-cut diamond, the diamonds altogether...
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20th Century More Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Victorian Mine Cut Diamond Convertible Necklace
Located in London, GB
An exquisite Victorian diamond bracelet on silver and gold. The main body of the bracelet is formed of eight open oval motifs, graduating in size, set with fourteen old mine cut di...
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Antique 1860s High Victorian More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Old Mine Cut Diamond Line Necklace
Located in Greenwich, CT
Antique graduated diamond line necklace, designed as a band of larger bezel-set old mine cut diamonds alternating with two smaller bezel-set rose-cut diamonds, the diamonds altogethe...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Link Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Custom Order: Important Old Mine Cut Diamond Rivière Necklace
By Roman Malakov
Located in New York, NY
A custom made old mine cut diamond rivière platinum necklace, that is not eligible for return. 1. The necklace will contain at minimum, 60-65 carats of natural diamonds set in plat...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Old Mine Cut Diamond Platinum Line Necklace
Located in Greenwich, CT
Antique graduated diamond line necklace, designed as a band of larger bezel-set old mine cut diamonds alternating with two smaller bezel-set rose-cut diamonds, the diamonds altogethe...
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Antique Early 1900s Link Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Old Mine Cut Diamond Platinum Line Necklace
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage Line Necklace Features 85 Old Mine Cut Diamonds G Color and VS-SI Clarity, Weighing Approximately 20.00-ctw. The stones are bezel set in platinum with milgrain detail. The ne...
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Late 20th Century Art Deco Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

  • Old Mine Cut Diamond Platinum Line Necklace
  • Old Mine Cut Diamond Platinum Line Necklace
  • Old Mine Cut Diamond Platinum Line Necklace
  • Old Mine Cut Diamond Platinum Line Necklace
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W 0.17 in. L 16.0 in.
Old Mine cut Diamond Platinum Riviere Necklace
Located in Chicago, IL
Platinum Riviere graduated necklace, Bezel set with old Mine cut Diamonds, and having Milgrain edges. Total Diamond Weight 11.24 Carats and grading as H to K in color and VS to SI i...
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Late 20th Century More Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Important Old Mine Cut Diamond Riviere Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Important Riviere Necklace set with 47 Old European cut diamonds weighing 46.10 carats total. Each diamond graduates larger as it gets to the center of the necklace. Set in platinum....
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20th Century More Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Victorian 1.25 Total Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond 3-Stone Necklace
Located in Narberth, PA
A breathtaking diamond necklace from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in 14kt gold, the design is comprised of an antique pendant that now hangs from a modern rose gold chain. The...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold

Platinum Edwardian 6.0 Carat Mine Cut Diamond Rare Sentimental Heart Necklace
Located in Napoli, IT
Spectacular Love Token Stunning find from the Edwardian period Authentic 1905 ca solid Platinum Crafted large Heart Pendant displaying a huge amount of old mine cut Diamonds all larg...
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Antique Early 1900s Edwardian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Old Mine Cut Diamond Riviere Necklace
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Art Deco Old Mine Cut Diamond Riviere Necklace. Elegance is personified in this beautiful Art Deco Period Necklace. This handmade 1930's piece contains approximately 14.38 carats ...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Link Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Mine Cut Diamond Pendant on Platinum Chain
Located in London, GB
An old mine cut diamond pendant in the original millé grain Art Deco platinum setting. Estimated diamond weight: 0.50cts. Assessed diamond colour: H-I. Assessed diamond clarity: SI2,...
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Antique Early 1900s Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Old Mine Cut Diamonds Gold and Platinum Pendant Necklace
Located in London, GB
This elegant pendant is from the Art Deco period. It is set with an old mine cut diamond weighing around 1ct. It is topped with rose cut diamonds. The chain is made in 18kt gold and ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Pendant Necklaces

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

Antique 13.2 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Riviere Necklace
Located in Sale, Cheshire
A spectacular rivière necklace set with over 13 carats of chunky old mine cut diamonds. The stones rest in gorgeous scalloped claw settings modelled in sterling silver with gold bac...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian More Necklaces

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White Diamond, 9k Gold, Silver

Victorian 15 Karat Gold Silver Old Mine Cut Diamond Heart Pendant Necklace
Located in Dublin, IE
This Victorian heart pendant is set with old mine cut diamonds weighing approximately 0 .60 ct total.Very clean sparkly & crisp.The 15 kt rose gold silver pendant does not presen...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Victorian Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, 15k Gold

Mine Cut Diamond Gold Pendant
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1980s, 18k, American. This lovely 18k yellow gold pendant is set with a superb antique diamond. Hand made by a prominent Hallowell, Maine goldsmith, its look is delicately vib...
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Vintage 1980s Drop Necklaces

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White Diamond, 18k Gold

  • Mine Cut Diamond Gold Pendant
  • Mine Cut Diamond Gold Pendant
  • Mine Cut Diamond Gold Pendant
  • Mine Cut Diamond Gold Pendant
W 0.50 in. L 0.88 in.
Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Drop Necklace Set in Silver on Gold
Located in London, GB
A beautiful Victorian diamond fringe necklace set in the era's iconic silver-on-gold setting. This mid nineteenth century necklace is formed of nine diamond drop motifs which are f...
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Antique 1850s High Victorian Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Silver, Gold

Old Mine Cut Diamond Cross
Located in Greenwich, CT
Bezel-set old mine cut diamond cross pendant, set with eight graduated old mine cut diamonds weighing 1.70 total carats, mounted in 14k gold, on a tapering gold bale. 2.5" length, in...
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20th Century Necklace Enhancers

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

  • Old Mine Cut Diamond Cross
  • Old Mine Cut Diamond Cross
  • Old Mine Cut Diamond Cross
  • Old Mine Cut Diamond Cross
W 1.4 in. L 2.5 in.
8.90 Carats Old Mine Antique Cut Diamonds Platinum Necklace
By H & H Jewels
Located in Miami, FL
Exude the essence of chic sophistication in 8.90 carat bezel set old mine antique cut diamonds on 40 inch French chain. Glimmer with understated and minimalist glamour.
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2010s Modern Rope Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Antique Victorian Blue Enamel Old Mine Cut Diamond Pendant Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Bright robins egg blue enamel makes this pendant pop. The enamel makes a design like a basketweave with old cut diamonds set between the weave. Additionally diamond leaves accent t...
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Antique Late 19th Century Late Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Georgian Old Mine Cut Diamond Pendant
Located in Sale, Cheshire
A stylish and understated diamond pendant, converted from a Georgian era brooch. The setting is modelled in sterling Silver, and features a typical early 19th Century claw mount - ho...
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Antique Early 19th Century Georgian Pendant Necklaces

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White Diamond, 9k Gold, Sterling Silver

Edwardian One Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Millegrain Pendant
Located in Sale, Cheshire
A beautiful antique diamond pendant dating from the early 20th Century, circa 1910. Very much modelled in the Edwardian style, the one carat old mine cut stone rests in a millegrain ...
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Antique Early 1900s Edwardian Pendant Necklaces

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White Diamond, 15k Gold, Platinum

Victorian circa 1890 2.0 ct Old Mine Cut Diamond and Natural Pearl Gold Necklace
Located in Berlin, Berlin
The diamond is doubtlessly one of the most iconic materials within the world of jewellery. This necklace, dating to the late 19th century, celebrates its beauty and combines it with ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Late Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Natural Pearl, 14k Gold

Old Mine Cut Diamond Gold Crescent Pendant
Located in Vail, CO
Gold and diamond crescent pendant set with graduated old mine cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.14 total carats, in yellow gold. 0.85" diameter. 2.67 grams weight.
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20th Century Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Gold

Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Gold Locket
Located in Narberth, PA
A gorgeous gold and diamond locket from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This beautiful piece, which is particularly large in size, is made of 15kt yellow gold (indicating English origin)...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Necklace Enhancers

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Diamond, 15k Gold

  • Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Gold Locket
  • Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Gold Locket
  • Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Gold Locket
  • Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Gold Locket
W 1.25 in. D 0.38 in. L 2.25 in.
Early Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Cross
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Silver over gold Victorian cross pendant, 2.25 by 1.75 inches without the bale, set with thirty two old mine cut diamonds that weigh approximately 3 carats in total. Each stone is se...
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Antique 1850s Victorian Necklace Enhancers

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Diamond, Silver, Yellow Gold

  • Early Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Cross
  • Early Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Cross
  • Early Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Cross
  • Early Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Cross
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W 1.75 in. L 2.25 in.
Platinum and 4 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Crescent Moon Pendant Charm
Located in New York, NY
Platinum on 14K yg crescent moon composed of a graduating line of 29 bright white old mine cut diamonds approx 4cts tdw, 10,.7grams, 1 13/16"
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Antique Late 19th Century Late Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Platinum

Late Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Heart Pendant
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Adorned with approximately 4 carats of old mine brilliant diamonds, the pendant measures 1 ¼ inches long including the bale and 7/8 of an inch wide. It is made of 18 karat yellow gol...
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Antique Early 1900s Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

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.