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 sketch of the Tiffany Masterpieces Ribbons jewellery collection necklace with black South Sea pearls and diamonds (POA). Inspired by Aurdey Hepburn's elegance and grace. See more: http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/jewellery/tiffany-masterpieces-high-jewellery-at-its-most-wearable/ #jewelry #art