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The gallery will be closed Monday, 5/27 for Memorial Day

Convertible Diamond Collar Necklace


A masterful achievement in jewelry design, this multi-use diamond platinum collar necklace from the early 20th century easily converts between two lengths of necklace, and can also be worn as a pair of bracelets. Comprised of three separate parts, this cleverly designed gem features a central Art Deco motif, decorated splendidly with large old European-cut diamonds, flanked by French-cut diamonds on a plaque of round-cut diamonds. The thoughtfully constructed, softly draping links feel slinky and smooth against the wrist or neck. Three invisible clasps are engineered for quick and simple wardrobe changes.


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Item #: N-19166
Circa: 1920s
Size: 16" length (necklace); 13.25" length (choker necklace); 6.75" length each (as two bracelets)
Materials: 5 Old European-cut diamonds (ranging in size from 0.82 carat to 1.16 carats); 443 Old European-cut and round-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 18.74 carats); 10 Trapezoid-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.20 carats); 8 French-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.60 carats); 10 Baguette-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.40 carats); Platinum

This jewel may likely have been created for a travel enthusiast. When traveling was a more leisurely affair, and dressing for dinner on a steamer or a train was de rigueur, this necklace offered a more flexible wardrobe of jewels to maximize utility, with minimal effort.