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Convertible Diamond Necklace, Bracelet and Tiara
- This extremely rare circa 1810 convertible set can become a diamond necklace, tiara and bracelet
- It takes the style popularized by Empress Joséphine Bonaparte, who revived aristocratic fashions
- The set contains approximately 95.00 carats of Old Mine-cut diamonds
- Set in 14K gold
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The set contains a conservative estimate of 95.00 carats of marvelous Old Mine-cut white diamonds that each display a kaleidoscope of dazzling vibrancy. The high crown of these old mine gems had a purpose – they were cut that way so that they would sparkle under candlelight. Because every Old Mine-cut diamond was cut by eye and hand, each stone has its own unique charm. All eleven of the rosettes of diamonds can be worn as a necklace, bracelet, or tiara by unscrewing it the grouping from the original base.
Only two comparable necklaces are known; one, owned by Empress Joséphine, resides in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian. The other was gifted by King George IV to his mistress Lady Conyngham, though that necklace is not convertible.
This convertible suite is accompanied by a specialized tool for assembly and is fit in its custom box from Parisian jeweler Lambert Vormus.
Set in 14K gold
Necklace: 15" length
Bracelet: 7" length