Lot 479
  • 479

A Magnificent Platinum and Diamond Pendant-Necklace, Tiffany & Co.

3,200,000 - 3,800,000 USD
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  • Tiffany & Co.
  • platinum, diamond, pendant-necklace
The emerald-cut diamond weighing 27.19 carats and set in a simple pendant mounting, completed by a platinum link chain set with baguette diamonds, length 17¾ inches, pendant detachable, necklace signed T & Co., pendant signed Tiffany & Co.  With signed box.

Catalogue Note

Together with an original sketch from Tiffany & Co. and a copy of The Blue Book, 2006-2007, in which the diamond is illustrated on page 2.

Accompanied by GIA report no. 1122415434 stating that the diamond is D color, Internally Flawless, with Excellent Polish and Excellent Symmetry; and with the original working diagram stating that the stone may be Improvable.  Together with a letter from the GIA stating that the diamond has been determined to be type IIa.

For more than 150 years the name Tiffany & Co. has been synonymous with the world's most important diamond jewelry.  When the firm was founded in New York in 1837, glittering diamond jewels had adorned titled Europeans and Indian maharajas for centuries, but not yet affluent Americans who had only dreamed of wearing such opulence.  However within a short time, Charles Lewis Tiffany, co-founder of the company and a visionary marketer, had established his firm as the leading purveyor of diamond jewels in America by bringing French aristocratic jewels, acquired in 1848, and crown jewels purchased at auction in Paris in 1887, back to New York.  With a spectacular collection of French diamonds selling to his elite clientele, Charles Lewis Tiffany was hailed the King of Diamonds for five decades, and Tiffany & Co. became a trusted authority on diamonds – a reputation that continues to present day.

In the Gilded Age of the late 19th century, Tiffany & Co. began designing their own diamond jewelry under the guidance of Dr. George Frederick Kunz, Tiffany's chief gemologist, whose standards of excellence raised the bar on diamond craftsmanship from the Edwardian to the Art Deco periods.  Beautiful Tiffany jewels were sought by all of the American aristocracy, from Astors to Vanderbilts, and by the age of Hollywood, the allure of Tiffany diamonds was international.  Following WWII, Tiffany & Co. replenished its diminished diamond inventory, creating a stellar collection of white diamonds of all cuts and sizes, many of which became classic Tiffany engagement rings.   In more recent years Tiffany & Co. has revived its collection of impressive large diamonds, such as the one offered here.  This magnificent 27.19 carat stone ideally showcases Tiffany's long-renowned diamond heritage.