A beautiful Belle Epoque platinum, natural seed pearl and diamond choker necklace by Theodore B. Starr c.1910, designed as a delicate woven mesh of round cream seed pearls threaded onto platinum wire threads and linked together to form a highly articulated soft fabric-like necklace, the front, left and right sides each with a rectangular openwork diamond panel of floral and foliate design and with millegrian edging to the platinum setting, the back clasp formed of a bar set with a single row of diamonds, the front central panel also concealing a clasp. The choker separates into two bracelets which can be worn stacked together or one on each wrist. This exquisite necklace is quintessentially Belle Epoque in style and its convertible nature makes it wearable and versatile. The tactile flexibility of the piece allows it to fit against the neck perfectly and move with the wearer making it very comfortable to wear.
Theodore B. Starr
Belle Epoque, circa 1910
28 x old cut diamonds
Choker 13″ / 33cm long and 0.66″ / 1.7cm wide
Each bracelet 6.5″ / 16.5cm long
Each diamond panel 0.7″ / 1.8cm long and 0.3″ / 0.8cm wide