Lot 3: An antique rose-cut diamond necklace
December 6, 2012
Monrovia, CA, USALive Auction
Description: Circa 1830, silver-topped gold with diamonds entirely backed, set with one pear-shaped, rose-cut diamond measuring 8.5-6.5mm, 36 rose-cut diamonds measuring 3.5-7mm, 228 rose-cut diamonds measuring 2mm., and 84 rose-cut diamonds measuring 0.15mm., 16.1/2'' , est:$20,000/30,000 *** Please click ''view more'', below right for more information. ***
Condition Report: The diamonds are entirely backed so only a width can be given. Unable to gauge a total diamond weight due to setting. The pendant appears to have been made a permanent drop as there is an old plate soldered to the top. It also appears that a safety catch was added. Several links show discoloration to the silver. Needs to be professionally and delicately cleaned. Several diamonds show typical, normal, eye visible surface reaching inclusions. Overall good condition.
Provenance: Property of a Lady