Modernist triplets opals diamond necklace in 18-karat yellow gold (750 thousandths). Original necklace formed by a rigid hoop holding a pendant composed of articulated circular gold elements, adorned with six brilliant-cut diamonds, and three oval elements set with opal triplets. This jewel from the 1970s is reminiscent of the necklaces created by Jean Vendôme during that time. A piece with a bold style.
750 hallmark on the clasp
Pendant dimensions: 47 x 25 mm
Note: The necklace and the pendant are inseparable
Estimated weight of diamonds: 0.18 carat
Weight: 20.61 gr
Learn more about opal triplets: It is a manufactured stone, consisting of three layers, including a thin layer of opal sandwiched between a transparent element on top (glass, resin) and a dark element below (onyx, hard stone, resin). This manufactured stone enhances the play of light in the opal.
Three-strand pearl necklace with 18-karat white gold and diamond clasp (750 hallmarked). This vintage “American-style” necklace features three strands of cascading white cultured pearls. The necklace is adorned with an 18-karat white gold clasp in the shape of a knot, fully set with round brilliant-cut, baguette-cut, and 8/8-cut diamonds (33 diamonds in total). The main diamond weighs 0.10 carats. Each strand consists of 63, 69, and 77 pearls, respectively. Dating back to the 1970s, made in France.
Hallmarks: Eagle’s head (French state hallmark for 18-karat gold), 750 (indicating 18-karat gold), and maker’s mark.
Length: 48.5 cm
Clasp dimensions: 16 x 20 mm
Estimated total diamond weight: 0.61 carat
Pearl diameters: 5 mm (minimum) to 8.5 mm (maximum)
Note: The clasp features an 18-karat white gold safety chain. The necklace has been restrung.
Condition: Slight damage to one pearl near the clasp.
Georgian agate drapery necklace in yellow and pink gold 14 karats (585 thousandth) and 18 karats (750 thousandth). Rare and old necklace drapery and negligee composed of cabochons of cornaline, alternated with cabochons of agate dendritic. The gems are linked together by fine chains of braided 18 karat gold. In the centre of the composition, the carnelian cabochon is surrounded by fine pearls and holds two moss agates in pendeloque (sloppy necklace effect). The clasp is a ratchet box, which is discreetly hidden under an element of the necklace.
Antique necklace, 19th century, probably English work.
Vintage necklace in 18 karats gold (750). This flexible necklace features interlocking links alternating between polished gold and textured gold. It’s a vintage piece from the 1990s, likely of Italian origin.
Stamped with eagle head hallmark on the clasp (French state hallmark for 18k gold) and ‘750’ hallmark.
Length: 42.5 cm (approximately 16.7 inches)
Condition: Normal signs of wear and scratches
Weight: 17.10 gr
This necklace forms a half-set with its bracelet visible in the last two photos, which is available separately. You can find it here.
French long necklace with enamel clasp and 14 karat (585) and 18 karat (750) rose gold. The 14 karat gold clasp is rectangular with two facets. The facets are decorated with enamels and motifs: one centred on a shield framed by two laurel leaves, the corners enamelled blue; the other decorated with a frieze of triangles enamelled blue, the corners enamelled white. The 18 karat gold sautoir chain is made of jaseron mesh. French regional jewellery from the mid-19th century, Normandy region.
Shell head hallmarks on the clasp, chain tested 18 karats.
Dimensions of clasp: 8 mm x 12 mm
Length of necklace: 70 cm
Gold watch chain necklace crafted from 18-karat rose gold (750). The chain features a voluminous fancy link design and is secured with a lobster clasp. It can be worn as a choker necklace by adding a rectangular element in gold and platinum with filigree volutes, which comes with the chain, or as a double bracelet. This piece dates back to around 1900 and originates from France.
Hallmarks: Eagle’s head and rhinoceros (French hallmarks for 18k gold)
Length: 36 cm (14.17 inches)
Link Width: 5 mm (0.20 inches)
Antique necklace cameo pendant in 18 karat yellow and rose gold (750). Necklace featuring a photo medallion centered with an agate cameo of a woman profile with an antique hairstyle. The cameo is surrounded by a finely braided circular gold element, similar to the thick chain. The medallion is in rose gold and opens onto a compartment that can hold a photograph or a lock of hair, protected by glass. The necklace chain resembles a tube of gold braiding, giving it a slight elasticity (like a spring). It closes with a ratchet box concealed in the body of the necklace. The medallion pendant was made by Lucien or Laurent Nicot (active in Paris from 1854 to 1903).
Eagle head hallmark, rhinoceros hallmark and goldsmith’s hallmarks.
Chain length: 19.5 cm
Medallion dimensions (with setting): 45 mm x 25 mm
Condition: slight indentation in the link towards the clasp, wear scratches
Georgian rows of gold necklace. Rare French regional necklace in yellow gold 18 karats. It is made of ten belcher (or rolo) chains. The clasp is the main decorative element of the jewel. It is enamelled blue and white with triangular and circular decoration. The reverse side of the clasp bears the initials “P…”. This necklace is worn as a choker. Late 18th – early 19th century necklace, Auvergne, France.
Hallmarked with rooster head turned to the right (Paris, 1798-1809), Goldsmith’s hallmark
Total length of the necklace at the shortest: 31 cm – Height when worn. 15/16 cm
Clasp size: 3.4 cm x 2 cm
Condition: a few tiny cracks in the enamel.
Antique watch chain necklace in pink gold 18 karats (750). Antique watch chain that can be worn as a choker or bracelet. The mesh is flexible and cubic decorated at the ends of fine spheres. The jewel closes with a clasp snap hook. Jewel from the end of the 19th century.
Eagle head hallmarks
Total length: 37.5 cm
Condition: one part of the clasp is in yellow gold and has been added afterwards
Edwardian coral choker on silk thread. Antique necklace made of 42 coral pearls of an orange colour with pink shades. The clasp is composed of a coral pearl forming a ratchet box with a setting in 18 karat gold (750 ). Antique necklace from the early 20th century, Edwardian period.