Victorian Stunning Antique Victorian Old Cut Diamond Rivière Necklace Circa 1860s

GBP 97,500.00

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Object Description

A beautiful Victorian rivière diamond necklace c.1860s set with forty old mine cushion cut diamonds in silver cut down collets backed with gold, the graduated diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 25cts, to a concealed diamond set tongue and box clasp. This necklace is beautifully articulated and feels wonderfully silky and fluid. The diamonds are bright and lively and have been nicely graduated in a continual tapering from front to back. The rivière necklace was an extremely popular design in the 18th and 19th centuries and was made from both diamonds and coloured stones, in both uniform and graduated rows. The name translates literally as ‘river’ which perfectly alludes to the way these rows of stones would ripple around the base of the throat when worn. They were a favourite with Royalty and courtiers both in Europe and further afield and were often worn in multiples to emphasise wealth and status.

Victorian, circa 1860s

40 x old mine cushion cut diamonds weighing an estimated combined total of approximately 25.6cts and ranging from an estimated 0.24cts to 2.02cts

Silver and gold

47 grams

16″ / 40cm long
Diameter of centre front 11.5mm graduating down to 7.2mm at back

Very fine

Object Condition

Very Fine

Object Details

  • Style
  • material
  • dimensions
    W:11.50 x centimeters
  • country
  • year
  • diameter
    20 centimeters

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+44 (0)20 7493 8904

Dealer Location

52-53 Burlington Arcade
London W1J 0HH
United Kingdom

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