Giardinetti Necklace, c. 1760, gold, silver, diaminds, emeralds, rubies, The giardinetti jewel of which this necklace is an important example demonstrates that passion for colour and flowers characteristic of the eighteenth century decorative arts was not reserved for ceramics and textiles but was also expressed in jewellery. Worn like a garland round the neck the flowers would add a festive note to the toilette of the woman who wore it, and delight the eyes of all who saw her.
Platinum millegrain and diamond fittings attached to an openwork platinum millegrain circular pendant, outlined by a diamond border. This encloses a tall basket of diamond flowers centred on a collet diamond, and joined to the necklace by a ribbon tied into a bow, and surrounded by an openwork garland of flowers and leaves on "knife-edge" wires. C. 1910
A DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY TIFFANY & CO. Designed as an openwork wreath, the undulating vine of circular-cut diamond leaves interwoven with a row of collet-set diamonds, mounted in platinum, 15½ ins., with English hallmarks Signed Tiffany & Co., no. 21307157