A stunning late 19th Century Diamond “Kokoshnik” Style Tiara which also converts to a spectacular Diamond Fringe Necklace. This Tiara – Necklace has been elegantly constructed in Silver tipped 14ct. (marked) Rose Gold and is set throughout with four hundred and ninety-four (494) “Old Cut” Diamonds. The Silver tipping has oxidised with age and presents a startling back drop for the numerous “Old Cut” Diamonds. As a Tiara, the piece attaches to a tension and screw supporting frame with a fine velvet base. This beautiful and rare piece is accompanied by a newly customised leather case and an independent Gemmologist’s report assessing the Diamonds as being of approximately 103 Carats (unweighed), I – J Colour & with Faint Brown Tint and VS – SI Clarity.. A “Crown” mark & 14ct. mark, (stamped) on the fastener, suggests that this exceptional piece is “Austro-Hungarian” in origin.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a “Tiara – Necklace” of this calibre; these are so rarely seen on the open market. The fine ‘Faint-Brown Diamonds, also resonates the Diamond colours found and seen within the many celebrated Royal and Aristocratic jewellery collections of the 19th Century; high colour & clarity Diamonds had still not emerged in any great number during this particular period.
The inherent beauty of this unique “Tiara – Necklace”, with its striking Diamonds adorned, combined with the exceptional craftsmanship makes this a truly extraordinary piece of jewellery.
Total Jewellery weight: 157.66 grams.
Colour Grade: I – J – and Faint Brown
Clarity Grade: VS -SI