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NECKLACE

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Jewelry Case


About this object

The necklace is composed of twenty-two oval-shaped rubies and 380 old mine-cut diamonds mounted in silver and gold. Eight oval-shaped rubies surrounded by diamonds alternate with eight bows set with rubies and diamonds. These motifs are interspersed with diamond links. Along the front of the necklace are five pendants set with oval-shaped rubies and diamonds. The central pendant is articulated by a ruby and diamond link. The other pendants are articulated by diamond links.

Object name:
NECKLACE
Made from:
Rubies -- diamonds -- silver -- gold
Made in:
Place unknown
Date made:
19th century
Size:
H. 8 in.

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
17.71.1
Class:
JEWELRY
Signature marks:
MARK eagle's head for gold on clasp of necklace MARK illegible maker's mark on clasp of necklace MARK 14K on clasp of safety chain
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973