Belle Epoque Opal and Diamond Choker Necklace

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This truly magnificent and majestic treasure, dating from the turn-of-the-century - circa 1900, perfectly reflects Gilded Age opulence and Edwardian-era femininity. Vertical rows of four luminous, multi-chromatic, pastel-hued opals alternate with rows of three twinkling diamond-set flowers, each centered with a shimmering natural seed pearl. This rare and splendorous antique choker, or 'dog collar' necklace is masterfully handcrafted in platinum for the flowers, and 18 karat yellow gold for the opals, and measures just shy of 1 and 3/4 inches wide by 12 inches in length. The 78 opals have a total weight of approximately 80 carats.

Inventory No. 90-1-4630

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Of the Period
    Edwardian
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1900
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    1.75 in. W x 12 in. L
    4 cm W x 30 cm L
  • Length
    12 in. (30 cm)
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    JU130506119640
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2010

Typical response time: 15 hours

Located in San Francisco, CA

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