This stunning aquamarine, natural seed pearl, diamond, and platinum fringe necklace is from the elegant Edwardian period, circa 1910. During this era, woman's clothing was beginning to be less structured and the jewelry reflected this change, hence the fringe necklace. This necklace was hand-assembled by Edwardian era jewelers.
It features twenty-four (24) spectacle/bezel set round brilliant cut diamonds, eleven (11) pear-shaped briolette aquamarines, eighty-six (86) round seed pearls, and a high polish finish 950 platinum chain. The twelve larger diamonds measure approximately 3.7–3.60 x 2.19 (depth estimate) mm. Their approximate weight is 2.14 carats, the clarity of the stones is VS-1 to SI-2, and the color is J-K. The other twelve diamonds are smaller and measure 1.60–1.50 x 0.93 (depth estimate) mm. Their approximate weight is 0.16 carats, the clarity of the stones is SI-1 to I-1, and the color is J-K. The seed pearls have a white body color and measure approximately 2 mm in width. The eleven dangling aquamarines weigh 16.70 carats, the clarity is VVS, type I, medium light, very slight grayish, greenish blue color, (GIA gB 4/3), and the cut is very good. In summary, the total weight of the colored stones is 16.70 carats and the total weight of the diamonds is 2.30 CTW.
The total length of the necklace is 16" and it weighs 6 DWT or 9.33 Grams. A certified GIA appraisal is included with purchase.