Natural Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Necklace c1910
A sapphire sophistication fit only for the queens among us! This incredible work of art must have been a crowning masterpiece for the jeweler who brought around 25 carats of natural sapphires to life in this elegant statement! Likely designed during the belle epoque, or beautiful era, in the early 20th century, this necklace is handmade in 14k white gold. Natural Ceylon sapphires of the truest blue have varying lightness that accentuate their organic beauty. The central stone alone weighs around 4 carats! Near colorless diamonds sparkle among the sapphires creating a contrast that allows the blue to pop. About one hundred old European and rose cut diamonds total a carat weight of about 2.50, all G-H near colorless grade and VS to SI clarity grade. This exquisite piece is ballroom ready and a true picture of elegance! The necklace measures about 16 1/2 inches long.The centerpiece is 2 1/4 inches long and 1 1/4 inches wide.