Cut: Old European Cut
Weight & Colour: 13 Diamonds = 0.75ct, G / VS - SI
Material: Platinum & 18ct Yellow Gold
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A 1920s diamond cross pendant. The pendant has twelve old European cut diamonds bead set in platinum on 18ct yellow gold in the shape of a cross with a diamond bale. The thirteen diamonds total 0.75ct and are graded Colour: G and Clarity: VS to SI. Circa 1920s.
Gone were the empire gowns of the Edwardian Era and in came the shorter, more free flowing flapper dresses with their dropped waists and flirty intentions. As a result the jewellery changed to compliment the latest fashion trends. While old cut gems were still being used, yellow gold was being fazed out and white gold and platinum were taking over the jewellery industry creating long necklaces with tassels on the end (satouirs), line bracelets and elongated earrings to stand out against short cropped hair. Rings were perfectly symmetrical and often featured contrasting stones which really added to the whole new look of the “Jazz Age”.