Victorian Style Antique Cushion Cut Diamond Riviere
60.00cts in 18ct Rose Gold and Silver

Antique Cushion, Collet Set

£ POA

Sixty two romantic old cut diamonds, totalling an impressive 60 carats, form a river of ice and fire as they elegantly encircle the neck. These impressive stones have a rich and varied history having been expertly remounted in the Pragnell workshops from an original Victorian jewel. The irregular facets of the alluring cushion cut diamonds that feature in this piece have been expertly set into 18ct rose gold, and blackened silver crimped collet settings. The individual collets have been joined together by highly polished rings, which ensure maximum flexibility when this piece is worn around the neck. This type of setting style was selected by the Pragnell family to pay homage to the original with blackened silver being used to display this antique stones to maximum effect. Highly polished rose gold backing sections ensure that the blackened silver will not discolour the skin or expensive fabrics. Diamond riviére necklaces were a highly visible statement of wealth and status during the second half of the 19th-century. Favoured by royalty, Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) often wore multiple diamond necklaces to completely cover her neck. This was in fact to cover a small scar, but quickly became a recognised symbol of royalty and importance. Impressive diamond riviére examples continue to feature in the Royal Collection today with Queen Mary (1867-1953) wearing up to nine at any one time, and bequeathing many examples to her Granddaughter.

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  • Material: Silver & 18CT Rose Gold
  • Principal Stone: Diamond
  • i Principal Stone Shape: Cushion Antique
  • i Princip Stone Weight: 60.00
  • i Principal Dia Colour: Est I/J
  • i Princip. Dia Clarity: Est VS & SI
  • i Total Weight: 60.00
  • Age: Old Stone Remounted
  • Clasp Type: Hidden
  • Item Code: 1051120
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