Antique Diamond and Pearl Fringe Tiara Convertible to a Necklace, Victorian Circa 1880s

GBP 19,500.00

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Object Description

A pretty Victorian diamond and pearl tiara c. 1880s made in silver backed with gold and designed as a graduated fringe of alternating longer and shorter knife-edge bars, the longer ones surmounted with a pearl set above three rose cut diamonds and the shorter ones surmounted with a rose cut diamond above a single pearl and single diamond, all to a tiara frame from which it detaches to form a necklace attached to the accompanying gold back chain. The fringe tiara is a classic of the Victorian period and this is a lovely, dainty and wearable example, its convertible nature making it a versatile and useful jewel. Traditionally diamonds and pearls were thought the perfect gems for a wedding tiara as the diamonds symbolised the enduring nature of love and marriage whilst pearls were linked to purity and fertility. This tiara is comfortable to wear as it is relatively light and the slight movement in the fringe means the diamonds catch the light beautifully.
Victorian circa 1880s
35 x round cream pearls
89 x rose cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 3cts
Silver on gold
48 grams
16cm / 6.25″ in diameter
4cm / 1.57″ tall (from the base of the band) in the centre graduating down to 2.5cm / 1″ at the sides
Very fine

Object Condition

Very Fine

Object Details

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+44 (0)20 7493 8904

Dealer Location

52-53 Burlington Arcade
London W1J 0HH
United Kingdom

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