PEARL AND DIAMOND CHOKER-NECKLACE, CARTIER, PARIS | 珍珠配鑽石項圈，卡地亞
40,000 to - 60,000 USD
Property From a Prominent Fifth Generation New York Family
PEARL AND DIAMOND CHOKER-NECKLACE, CARTIER, PARIS
The six-strand choker, with pearls measuring approximately 4.5 to 3.3 mm, centered on triangular plaque set with an old European-cut diamond encircled by smaller old mine-cut diamonds, accented with floral motifs set with old mine, old European and single-cut diamonds, suspending a similarly-set detachable fringe, internal circumference 14¼ inches, signed Cartier Paris Déposé; circa 1930.
Please note that the pearls have not been tested for natural origin
In good condition, with minor surface scratches to the mounting commensurate with age. Mounting tests as platinum. The diamonds, estimated to weigh a total of approximately 10.00 carats, including the center-most diamond weighing approximately 0.70 carat, range in color from approximately G-M color, many with a grayish tint, VS-I clarity, several stones with small chips or abrasions visible under magnification, commensurate with age. The off-round pearls are of creamy golden bodycolor, with rose, peach and green overtones, fair to good luster, some with wrinkles visible under close inspection. Fringe approximately 3¾ inches long measuring from base of triangular pearl motif down. Clasp closes securely. Please note that the pearls have not been tested for natural origin.
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