Victorian 1880s

An Antique Diamond and Pearl Fringe Tiara Convertible to a Necklace

A very pretty Victorian old-cut diamond and pearl tiara c.1880s made in silver backed with gold and designed as a graduated fringe of alternating longer and shorter knife-edge bars, the longer ones surmounted with a round cream pearl above a diamond-set foliate motif and three further diamonds whilst the shorter ones have a bezel set diamond above a foliate motif and a further diamond in a square box setting, all set above a row of diamonds in box settings to a tiara frame with velvet covered band from which it detaches to form a necklace. The fringe tiara is a classic of the Victorian period and this is a lovely wearable example, its convertible nature making it a versatile and useful jewel. Traditionally diamonds and pearls were thought the perfect gems for a wedding tiara as the diamonds symbolised the enduring nature of love and marriage whilst pearls were linked to purity and fertility. This tiara is comfortable to wear and the slight movement in the fringe means the diamonds catch the light beautifully.

Further Details

Gemstones and Other Materials9 x round cream pearls 4.5mm - 3.5mm
99 x old cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 3.2cts
Condition ReportVery fine
SettingSilver and gold
Weight description73 grams
DimensionsTiara 10" / 26cm around, height at centre front 2" / 5cm from band to pearl
Necklace 16.5" / 42cm long


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