22k diamond studded necklace set with 16.155ctw brilliant diamonds.
The diamonds are superb, G/H colour and eye clean, uniformly. If you look at the photo of the necklace with the garden at its background, you can see how uniform the colour of diamonds is.
The thorough whiteness is impossible to miss, and the first impression your eyes pick up, when viewed in day or low light.
Its brilliance is contained in a lace-like centrepiece, built very intuitively. The diamonds are set on 31 ‘tassels’, every two ‘tassels’ are connected via one solid round link. This means the tassels freely articulate, the centrepiece pivoting as you move.
This is a very well-built piece, a wearable ornament.
The diamonds are set closed back, solidly backed by gold and extremely comfortable on the skin and neck.
This necklace bears Indian assay marks, with the actual diamond weight and colour ‘D’ hallmarked in the gold at the back.
The 22k necklace weighs 93 grams, a commissioned piece definitely handcrafted, its time must be guessed to be before the ’70s.
The tassels are 2.2cm tall; the diamond centrepiece spans 7.5″. The necklace is designed to be flexible in style, to wear as a choker between 12.5″ and 15″ (standard for chokers), or to wear as a bib or lavaliere necklace at 17″ longest. We ordinarily wear pendants on chains at 18″, FYI.
Adjustable links are at the two ends, fastened by a safety latch.
The necklace feels compact, with a lace sensuousness more than hard gold. With an outsider ethnic beauty, built as an heirloom, personal to women who get it.