Fine filigree necklace set with a 4.54ct Ceylon blue sapphire and accented with diamonds weighing 7.76ctw in 18k.
This is an old world style necklace, handmade today to make available a particular chinoiserie look.
The modern aspect in its make was crafting the necklace in two tone gold. Its actual taxonomy in period jewelry would be yellow gold throughout.
Interestingly, that's the difference between Chinese jewelry and Chinoiserie jewelry.
The sapphire is a hue between cornflower blue and royal blue, with good fire, its roundness a little treasure.
The long centrepiece is made up of three interlocking components, its sapphire 'heart' already bigger than most cluster rings, at 2cm wide.
The bigger diamonds surrounding the sapphire weigh 3ctw, each is a 30pt diamond (10 diamonds circle). All diamonds in this necklace have great fire.
The centrepiece spans 7cm, its crescent filigree spanning 1.3cm across.
The scroll work is a mix of Rococo and Edwardian jewelry, even if its compact filigree is Chinese.
If these pieces are not made today, these conspicuously ornate jewelry will be lost to us, hence that 'particular chinoiserie look', a little like 'Hollywood Regency'!
Because of its strange place - not a pendant, bib or lavaliere - these necklaces are often paired with a second piece of jewelry, since a pair of earrings or bracelet will share/complete its presence.
The color palette of this necklace will let you pair with yellow or white gold jewelry, and certainly all of blue.
The necklace is 17".
Blue Sapphire Diamond Filigree Necklace 18k
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