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Naturalpearl and diamond tiara/necklace/bracelet. Set with twenty seven round natural saltwater pearls, approximately 5.4 to 9.8mm in diameter, further set with six round old cutdiamonds in open backrubover settings with a combined weight of 2.40 carats, embellished with seven drop shape briolette cut diamonds in bead settings with a combined weight of 4.00 carats, further set with one hundred and seven round old cut diamonds in open back rubover settings, fifty one forming the tiara band, fifty six forming the bracelet, with a combined weight of 21.70 carats. The total approximate diamond weight is 27.90 carats, to an impressive articulated necklace, featuring fringes of graduating pearls interspersed between festoons of pearl and diamond highlights, the diamond set band of the necklace composed of a front and rear section, joined together with slipper hooks, further set with a natural pearl on each side, the diamond set band continuing to reverse and terminating with a secure push clasp with safety catch, with millegrain borders and collets featuring openwork galleries and circular backholing, necklace approximately 17" in length, featuring a removable front-facing section which converts to an elegant openwork tiara with black velvet lined tiara frame, approximately 6.3cm in height at highest point, reverse-facing removable section forming a bracelet with a centerpiece of three natural pearls and with secure push clasp and safety clasp, bracelet approximately 8.3" in length. Testedplatinum, circa 1920, accompanied by Gemmological Certification Services report #78156-71 and fitted black box.
Encompassing a wide range of jewellery items each fulfilling a unique purpose. From wearable accessories to classic objets d’art there are some unusual and creative pieces to be found.
The chatelaine pendant/belt buckle is an ornate accessory which in 16th century Europe was reserved for nobility. Worn on a belt or at the waist, a chatelaine consists of a central pendant suspending a number of chains. Each chain is connected to a useful household item, such as scissors, keys, thimbles and house seals. By the 19th century, chatelaines were worn by housekeepers of prestigious and large households. As a housekeeper, chatelaines not only brought status but allowed household duties to be completed more proficiently throughout the day.
For the gentleman, classic tie pins featuring jewel encrusted motifs are favoured. Unique examples can be found within our collection which include diamonds, rubies, sapphires and pearls. Worn just below the knot of the tie, these accessories would provide a gift for the gent who has it all.
For cocktails that ooze sophistication, mix them with one of Berganza’s gold or silver swizzle sticks. Cocktails were popular during the Edwardian times and then later resurfaced as the beverage of choice in the 1940s through to the 1970s. Cocktail swizzle sticks feature a sliding mechanism which reveals the prongs used for mixing and create a stylish element to any cocktail party.
Other accessories such as elegant cigarette holders, enamelled belt buckles, thimbles made in precious metals, hair ornaments, scarf rings, clips, pouches and ladies dress sets are all found within our catalogue of unique items. All are handcrafted and finished with the finest details expected in antique and vintage craftsmanship.
If you are searching for something unusual and unique which can be enjoyed for many years to come, peruse our collection today.