The movement known as Edwardian in Great Britain was known as the Belle-Époque (beautiful era) in France. Jewelry was designed to reflect the neoclassical and rococo motifs of the 18th Century French courts. Imaging palaces such as Versailles we can see where jewelers got their inspiration from.
This exquisite hand-made diamond platinum pendant/brooch is distinguished by its use of garlands and decorations of foliate motifs. A laurel garland of near-colorless sparkling white diamonds wraps around the perimeter of the oval piece showcasing the three center diamonds. Skillfully hand-made openwork, milgrain, and filigree edging throughout.
Scintillating with over three hundred diamonds one can just imagine the dramatic effect it had in the candlelit ballrooms of the time. This masterpiece of craftsmanship est tout simplement magnifique!
Centre Diamonds: Three (3) bezel set Old European cut diamonds with an estimated total diamond weight of 3.48 ct.
The center diamond measuring approximately 6.1 mm x 5.95 mm x 4.44 mm with an estimated diamond weight of 1.18 ct. Estimated I1quality and G/H color.
The diamond on the left measuring approximately 5.87 mm x 6.06 mm x 4.44 mm with an estimated diamond weight of 1.15 ct. Estimated VS2quality and I/J color.
The diamond on the right measuring approximately 5.92 mm x 6.15 mm x 4.35 mm with an estimated diamond weight of 1.15 ct. estimated I1quality H color.
Secondary Diamonds: Three hundred and twenty (320) rose cut diamonds prong set in the brooch.
Lovely 1.2ct blue and 0.22ct white zircon set in 9k yellow gold C.1920.
Zircons: One (1) round brilliant cut, bezel milgrain set zircon measuring approximately 5.7 mm x 4.04 mm. Estimated weight of 1.2ct. Two (2) white (clear) single diamond cut, bezel milgrain set zircons measuring approximately 2.6 mm - 2.7 mm in diameter. Estimated total weight of 0.22ct.
Playful Italian (C.1950) 18K yellow gold poodle. This wonderfully detailed poodle is wearing a green enamel jacket and has a red enamel tongue. The collar is 14K white gold and is set with diamonds. Dogs eyes are rubies.
Dimensions: 46.73 x 34.33 x 16.50 mm
Metals: 18K yellow gold poodle, 14K white gold pin
Materials: green enamel coat, red enamel tongue
Diamonds: Three (3) single cut diamonds measuring 1.5mm each. Total diamond weight is 0.05CT.
Rubies: Two (2) measuring 2 mm each. Total Ruby weight is 0.1CT.