Indian Emerald Necklace - This Art Deco, Indian-style necklace features 24 emerald drops of graduated sizes, adjoined by a smaller emerald bead. All are set in platinum with hundreds of small diamonds.
Platinum sapphire and diamond Art Deco necklaces was createdby Cartier for Majorie Merriweather Post and is a perfect example ofthis style. With a huge and perfect blue sapphire in the center ofthis neckpiece with pave set diamond and sapphire bar shaped chain, theentire necklace could be unclipped and worn as two bracelets and thecenter large sapphire as a brooch. Mrs. Post called this her “bluejewelry.”
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.
Marjorie Merriweather Post’s jewelry collection includes this turquoise and diamond necklace by Harry Winston