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Diamond Solitaire Necklaces

Solitaire necklaces date back to the earliest jewelry, with its eldest ancestors being the dangling pendants of ancient cultures. The “solitaire” gets its name from the French word for “solitary,” reinforcing the fact that it refers to a singly set stone. The discovery of diamonds 3000 years ago resulted in their incorporation in various jeweled adornment in the subsequent generations.

Initially, diamonds, lustrous even in their rough-cut state, were believed to hold magical powers, and so earlier wearers used them as a talisman or harbinger of good luck. As faceting techniques advanced, the true radiance of diamonds emerged, leading ancient cultures to believe, as we do today, that there is nothing quite as irresistible as the sparkle of a diamond.

The ultimate in refined elegance, the sophisticated diamond solitaire necklace is equal parts simplicity and statement that will complement any neckline. While the carat weight can vary, the timeless taste of the subtle sparkle inherent in a vintage diamond solitaire is beyond compare.


Quick Facts

  • The “solitaire” gets its name from the French word for “solitary,” reinforcing the fact that it refers to a singly set stone
  • Jewelry designer Mouawad’s necklace, featuring the Incomparable diamond, was declared the world’s most expensive diamond necklace in 2013. Featuring a 407.48-carat yellow diamond suspended from an 18-karat gold branch-like chain also set with diamonds, the Incomparable was then valued at $55,000,000
  • The largest recorded polished white diamond was mined in South Africa in the early 20th century. Known as the Great Star or Africa, this monumental diamond totaled just over 530 carats

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14k White Gold Diamond Pendant Necklace
Feb 22, 10:00 AM EST
14k White Gold Diamond Pendant Necklace
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Est: $10- $1,000
$10027 Bids
Large Antique 19th C Ottoman Diamond 14K Gold Drop Necklace
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Large Antique 19th C Ottoman Diamond 14K Gold Drop Necklace
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Est: $500- $15,000
$3,10020 Bids
18K Yellow & White Gold Diamond Charm Pendant
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Est: $0- $0
$16018 Bids
18K Yellow Gold & 24 Diamond Necklace
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18K Yellow Gold & 24 Diamond Necklace
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
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VCA 18KYG DIAMOND & TIGERS EYE ELEPHANT NECKLACE
Feb 21, 10:00 AM EST
VCA 18KYG DIAMOND & TIGERS EYE ELEPHANT NECKLACE
by Gallery 63
Est: $6,000- $9,000
$70015 Bids
A GOLD DIAMOND LETTER T PENDANT; size 14 x 16mm, test 17ct, wt. 1.36g,
Feb 22, 3:30 PM AEDT
A GOLD DIAMOND LETTER T PENDANT; size 14 x 16mm, test 17ct, wt. 1.36g,
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Est: AUD150- AUD250
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18KWG 20-CARAT FACETED BLUE DIAMOND NECKLACE
Feb 21, 10:00 AM EST
18KWG 20-CARAT FACETED BLUE DIAMOND NECKLACE
by Gallery 63
Est: $1,200- $1,800
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ELEGANT PLATINUM DECO DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE
Feb 21, 10:00 AM EST
ELEGANT PLATINUM DECO DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE
by Gallery 63
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$4257 Bids
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PLATINUM .75CT DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE
Feb 21, 10:00 AM EST
PLATINUM .75CT DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE
by Gallery 63
Est: $800- $1,200
$2507 Bids
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YELLOW GOLD KING OF DIAMONDS PENDANT NECKLACE
Feb 21, 10:00 AM EST
YELLOW GOLD KING OF DIAMONDS PENDANT NECKLACE
by Gallery 63
Est: $6,000- $8,000
$4755 Bids
9K Yellow Gold Belcher Chain and Diamond Pendant
Feb 28, 6:00 PM AEST
9K Yellow Gold Belcher Chain and Diamond Pendant
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Est: AUD600- AUD900
AUD505 Bids
Sterling Silver Diamond Pendant
Feb 22, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Diamond Pendant
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Est: $10- $1,000
$55 Bids
14KT GOLD DIAMOND NECKLACE
Feb 25, 3:00 PM PST
14KT GOLD DIAMOND NECKLACE
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Est: $250- $350
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20K Yellow Gold Diamond Pendant
Feb 28, 6:00 PM AEST
20K Yellow Gold Diamond Pendant
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD604 Bids
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900PT .8CT DIAMOND ONYX NECKLACE, 18.6G.
Feb 21, 10:00 AM EST
900PT .8CT DIAMOND ONYX NECKLACE, 18.6G.
by Gallery 63
Est: $2,400- $3,600
$3504 Bids
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900 PT/925 DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE,16.5 IN.
Feb 21, 10:00 AM EST
900 PT/925 DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE,16.5 IN.
by Gallery 63
Est: $400- $600
$1754 Bids
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YELLOW GOLD 1CTW DIAMOND ANGEL PENDANT
Feb 21, 10:00 AM EST
YELLOW GOLD 1CTW DIAMOND ANGEL PENDANT
by Gallery 63
Est: $2,000- $2,600
$1754 Bids
NARDI, YELLOW GOLD AND COLORED DIAMOND BLACKAMOOR ENHANCER/PENDANT
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NARDI, YELLOW GOLD AND COLORED DIAMOND BLACKAMOOR ENHANCER/PENDANT
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Est: $1,200- $1,800
$7003 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Diamond Solitaire Necklaces


Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Hilda's Auction House

Hilda's Auction House

Robinhood Auctions

Robinhood Auctions

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