Circa 1930

A Stunning 44ct Old Cut Diamond and Platinum Riviere Necklace

A beautiful old cut diamond rivière necklace c.1930 set with forty-eight old European brilliant cut diamonds in open backed platinum collets with scalloped detailing, the diamonds weighing a combined total of 44.33cts, to a concealed diamond set tongue and box clasp. This necklace is beautifully articulated and feels wonderfully flexible and fluid. The diamonds are bright and lively and have been well matched and carefully graduated in a continual tapering from front to back. The largest central diamond weighs 4.02cts and the central seven weigh a combined total of 15.97cts.

Further Details

Gemstones and Other Materials44 x old European brilliant cut diamonds weighing a combined total of 44.30cts
The largest central stone weighing 4.02ct and of I colour and VS2 clarity tapering down to 0.23cts at the clasp
Condition ReportVery fine
Weight description61 grams
Dimensions15.5" / 40cm long
Centre front 10.3mm wide tapering to centre back 5.6mm wide

Directors Notes

The rivière necklace was an extremely popular design in the 18th and 19th centuries and was made in either diamonds or coloured stones, in both uniform and graduated rows. The name translates literally as ‘river’ which perfectly alludes to the way these fluid rows of stones would ripple around the base of the throat when worn. They were a favourite with Royalty and courtiers both in Europe and further afield and were often worn in multiples to emphasise wealth and status.


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