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Antique French Diamond, Colored Stone, and Gold Topped Silver Necklace

A French Antique 18 karat gold and silver top necklace with diamonds, peridots, grossularite garnets, pink topaz, aquamarines and chrysoberyls. The graduated, foiled colored stones are framed and spaced with rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.60 carats. The closed backs are decorated with a deeply carved swirl motif. This necklace was the property of the Estate of Quincy Adams Shaw, and then by descent. He was an important businessman, having invested in copper mining. He lived in Paris in the 1850's where he became involved in the artistic world and began collecting. "Necklaces were short [in the early 19th C...Typically, they consisted of a rivière of gems...The strong emphasis on colour was further underlined by the technique of 'foiling' each coloured gem...." -Mascetti and Triossi. Discussed in The Necklace From Antiquity to the Present, by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi , Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1997, page 85 (discussion).

Signed: French control and makers mark.
Circa: 1860's
Dimensions: 14-1/2" length
Item #:  N-16544
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Antique French Diamond, Colored Stone, and Gold Topped Silver Necklace

Van Cleef & Arpels/Georges Lenfont Diamond and Gold Curb Link Necklace

A French 18 karat gold necklace with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels/Georges Lenfont. The necklace has 1400 round cut pave set diamonds with an approximate total weight of 47.00 carats, F/G color, VS clarity. The necklace is composed of 37 graduated curb links.

Artist: Van Cleef & Arpels
Signed: “142105 Van Cleef & Arpels” Georges Lenfont house mark “
Circa: 1980's
Dimensions: 16 1/2" long by 3/4" at the widest.
Item #:  N-16897
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Van Cleef & Arpels/Georges Lenfont Diamond and Gold Curb Link Necklace

Cartier Paris Late-20th Century Diamond and Gold 'Trinidad' Link Necklace

A French late-20th Century 18 karat gold necklace with diamonds by Cartier. The necklace has round and square-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 5.50 carats, G/H color, VS clarity, which composes the three diamond set plaques on the brick chain necklace. The "Trinidad' diamond necklace. With signed Cartier box and Cartier documentation.

Artist: Cartier
Signed: “638739 Cartier 750”
Circa: 1990’s
Dimensions: 16" length x 1/2" width
Item #:  N-17281
Price:   $37,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Cartier Paris Late-20th Century Diamond and Gold 'Trinidad' Link Necklace

French Mid-20th Century Diamond, Sapphire and Platinum Necklace

A French Mid-20th Century platinum necklace with sapphires and diamonds. The center of the necklace has 4 graduated festooned strands of 162 round and oval-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 25.00 carats that form the articulated swag. The blue sapphires are most likely from Ceylon. The top strand and side decoration have 153 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 9.00 carats, and 104 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 14.40 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. French control mark for platinum. The motifs of 1950's jewelry design may appear similar to pieces produced in the '40's, but they were executed in an entirely different way. Retro Jewelry had a solid, heavy and highly polished look whereas 50's jewelry was open, airy and textural, although still solid and "important" in appearance. There was beautiful movement and a depth displayed in the execution of design in this period, as this swag designed necklace exemplifies.

Circa: 1950's
Dimensions: 14-1/2" length, with later 2" extension x 1-5/8" width at the center of the draping.
Item #:  N-16457
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
French Mid-20th Century Diamond, Sapphire and Platinum Necklace

Mellerio dits Meller French Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Necklace Bracelet and Tiara

A French Mid-20th Century platinum and diamond necklace/tiara by Mellerio dits Meller. The necklace is composed of 200 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 44.25 carats, and 200 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 45.75 carats. Approximate total carat weight is 90.00 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The triple row necklace is formed of two outer rows of round-cut diamonds and a center row of baguette diamonds. The necklace separates forming a separate bracelet. The tiara frame is decorated with 7 round cut pastes. Mellerio fitted box. Mellerio dits Meller, the French jewelry house, was founded in 1613, and is still active today. "With jewelry for Marie-Antoinette, brooches for Princess Mathilde and tiaras for the court of the Netherlands, some of the biggest names in European royal history have cameos in the history of Mellerio dits Meller. The story of this jeweler to kings and queens has been written in gold and precious stones ever since Marie de Medicis lent her support to the house in 1613." Vincent Meylan, Mellerio historian.

Artist: Mellerio dits Meller
Signed: “Mellerio” and house marks, French control marks for platinum and white gold
Circa: 1950
Dimensions: 16-1/2'' length x 9/16'' width
Item #:  N-15013
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Mellerio dits Meller French Mid-20th Century Diamond and Platinum Necklace Bracelet and Tiara

Fine French Retro Diamond and Gold Tubogas Necklace

A European Retro and 14 karat gold tubogas necklace with diamonds. The necklace has 18 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.08 carats. The diamond set center section is mounted between two twisted screw shaped capitals.

Signed: European county control mark 14kt gold
Circa: 1940’s
Dimensions: 14 1/4" interior length x 1" - 1/4" in width
Item #:  N-14601
Price:   $14,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Fine French Retro Diamond and Gold Tubogas Necklace

French Retro Gold and Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire Necklace

A French Retro 18 karat gold and platinum necklace with diamonds and sapphires. The necklace has 74 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.75 carats, and 66 calibre-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 5.50 carats. The necklace is designed with stylized twisted gold leaves interspersed with a row of diamonds alternating with a row of sapphires. The front of the necklace is suspended by two woven gold chains with a twisted leaf motif clasp.

Signed: “Made in France” with French control marks
Circa: 1940’s
Dimensions: 16-1/2 " in length x 1" at widest
Item #:  N-15133
Price:   $32,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
French Retro  Gold and Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire Necklace

Sterlé Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Bib Chainmail Necklace

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold necklace with diamonds by Pierre Sterlé. The flexible chainmail woven bib necklace contains 69 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.25 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. A similar necklace is pictured in Sterlé, by Viviane Jutheau, Editions Vecteurs, 1990, Les Colliers.

Artist: Pierre Sterlé
Signed: “Sterlé Paris” “#2220” French control mark
Circa: 1960’s
Dimensions: 14-1/2" long x 1-1/4"
Item #:  N-15482
Price:  Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400
Sterlé Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Bib Chainmail Necklace
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