A Beautiful Antique Diamond Fringe Necklace Convertible to a Tiara

A beautiful Victorian diamond fringe tiara convertible to a necklace c.1880s, the tiara formed of a graduated row of fifteen fringe spires of foliate design and scroll details, set throughout with old cut diamonds, the three largest with an additional spray of three diamonds adding height and volume to the centre front, all set in silver and gold above a row formed of eight curved bars with articulated links each embellished with a single diamond in box setting which forms the back of the necklace. The necklace is formed of these two separate pieces which are joined together by a tongue and box clasp to either side. The fringe tiara is a classic of the Victorian period and this is a lovely delicate design and a very wearable example, its convertible nature making it a more versatile and useful jewel. Whilst the tiara would be worn for more formal occasions, the necklace could be worn more informally and therefore more frequently. The tiara is comfortable to wear as it is relatively light, the open airy style creating visual impact without weight. As a necklace it sits around the base of the throat and the articulation in the piece allows it some movement and to fit nicely. The diamonds catch the light beautifully with a subtle sparkle and the overall effect is elegant and refined, whichever way it is worn.

Further Details

Gemstones and Other Materials108 x old cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 2.5cts
Condition ReportExtremely fine
SettingSilver and gold
Weight description53 grams
Dimensions38cm / 15" long
Fringe tapers in length from 3.2cm / 1.2" at centre front to 1.5cm / 0.6" at side
As a tiara the centre point is 4.8cm / 1.9" from the base of the band to the tip


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