Platinum chain and lorgnette pendant. This antique necklace is dazzling, breathtaking and spectacular. It starts with a diamonds by the yards style necklace, consisting of filigree placques; plain rectangular shaped, alternating with elongated diamond shaped, which are set with graduated, faceted round diamonds. The chain ends at a center "Y" with a bezel set diamond, and a chain drop that finishes with a spring ring. The total weight of the chain is approximately 0.64 TCW, and the back clasp of the chain is fitted with a spring ring clasp.
Suspended from the drop, is a lorgnette* pendant, with a filigree handle and set with diamonds (approximately 0.35 TCW) on the top side and finished with a milgrain style edging. The lorgnette opens into spectacles.
The necklace is detachable from the pendant.
*"A lorgnette is a pair of spectacles with a handle, used to hold them in place, rather than fitting over the ears or nose. The word lorgnette is derived from the French lorgner, to take a sidelong look at, and Middle French, from lorgne (squinting)"
Marks: Irid/Platinum (plus, both lorgnette and chain were tested for metal content and are platinum
Dimensions: Chain: 24 1/4" long x 5/32" wide, with an additional drop of 1 3/4"; Pendant: 3" long x 1 5/8" wide
Weight: 24.8 gross dwt
Condition: Good, wear is commensurate with age
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