A MAGNIFICENT DIAMOND CLUSTER NECKLACE
The flexible openwork tapering collar designed as a line of alternating oval and marquise-cut diamonds, suspending a pear and oval-cut diamond fringe, the seven bottom pear-shaped diamond drops weighing approximately 6.02, 4.03, 3.03, 3.00, 2.29, 2.03 and 2.00 cts., mounted in platinum, in a suede case--16½ ins. long
With certificates 8628051, 8602163, 8688900, 8644078, 8712629, 8703668 and 8687160 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the seven pear-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 6.02, 4.03, 3.03, 3.00, 2.29, 2.03 and 2.00 cts. are E color (colorless) and VS2, D color (colorless) and SI1, D color (colorless) and VS1, G color (near colorless) and Internally Flawless, E color (colorless) and VS1, E color (colorless) and VS2 and G color (near colorless) and VVS1
Total weight of the remaining diamonds approximately 252.00 cts.
Elegant jewelry in the grand style is a delicate art to master. Quality of stones, craftsmanship and design are all combined with no one attribute dominating the other. The caliber of diamonds used in this necklace is remarkable taking into account the quantity and realizing the designer wants all stones the correct shape and proportion. This project alone is a time consuming and painstaking achievement ensuring the jeweler is able to concentrate on the end result rather than trying to disguise any part of the necklace because of its content. To achieve the flexible mounting in a substantial object such as this is also extremely rare to see. Subtle movement is achieved where the stones are able to fall perfectly around the necklace adapting to any movement when worn. It is usually only in the finest houses that this level of craftsmanship is witnessed along with such stupendous design. In this instance, it is a delicate lattice of lace with fringes of pear shaped diamonds simulating drops of water. This creates the fluid harmony in a piece worthy of inclusion in the most magnificent collections.