A French Belle Epoque platinum topped gold necklace with diamonds by Chaumet. The necklace has old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 68 carats, H-I-J color, VS/SI clarity. The necklace is designed as a graduated double festoon, the center stone weighing approximately 2.50 carats graduating to .20 carat. "Chaumet's many royal and noble customers were also impressed by his elegant and imposing jewels in the grand manner inspired by the arts of the eighteenth century." From Chaumet Paris.A similar festoon necklace is pictured in Chaumet Paris, by Roselyne Hurel and Diana Scarisbrick, Paris musees, 1998, page 95, Plate 128.
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