C. 2000. This striking 2.50 ct. t.w. sapphire and 1.55 ct. t.w. diamond pendant necklace from our Estate collection is sure to be unlike any other in your jewelry box. The unique design features milgrain detailing and a spray of sapphires centered by a round Old European-cut diamond which is framed with round brilliant-cut diamonds in a leaf motif. Suspends from a rope chain with springring clasp. 18kt white gold necklace. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
1 3/8 inches
Necklace Drop Width:
18KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 18kt is 75% gold. In Europe, 18K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
WHITE GOLD: Gold is a precious metal which is naturally quite soft. To give it a white color and increase its strength, gold is alloyed with white metals, such as silver and/or palladium, and often plated with rhodium. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
MILGRAIN: A detailing technique that forms lines of raised textured similar to the look of tiny beads.
ROPE: Chain links that are twisted or looped together in a pattern that creates a look similar to that of a rope.
SPRINGRING CLASP: Invented in the early 1900s this diminutive device is highly effective. It's a hollow circular metal fastener with a spring opening. This keeps the clasp closed.
DOUBLE: A bale that has two loops to slide a chain through.
Diamond: The hardest and most brilliant of all gemstones, a diamond can make the heart race with its pure and fiery spark. An ancient symbol of love, a diamond is the preferred gemstone for tokens of affection, such as rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Diamond is the birthstone for April.
(Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Old European Cut
OLD EUROPEAN CUT: An old-fashioned gemstone cut dating back to the 1800s. With a round shape and 58 facets, it is considered the precursor to the modern brilliant-cut. However, it has a greater depth and smaller table than the brilliant-cut of today.
, Color Grade: L, Clarity: I1, Weight: 0.70 carats)
Diamond (Quantity: 50, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant,
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
Color Grade: J-K, Clarity: SI2, Weight: 0.85 ct. t.w.)
SAPPHIRE: A favorite gemstone of ancient priests and royalty, the sapphire radiates sophistication and grace. This prized gem comes in every hue of blue, plus the more unexpected shades of pink, yellow, green and orange, and is September's birthstone.
(Color: Blue, Quantity: 16, Shape & Cutting Style: Multiple, Weight: 2.50 ct. t.w.)