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Georgian "Halley's Comet" Diamond Necklace

Georgian "Halley's Comet" Diamond Necklace

$1,500.00


Description

DATE: Georgian, c.1835

A superb example of Georgian Halley's Comet jewellery, set with rose cut diamonds and a principal old mine cut. The stones rest in silver crimped settings, very typical of jewellery from this era, while the main body of the pendant is modelled in 9k gold. We've had it converted from a brooch into a necklace.

Halley's Comet is named after the Royal Astronomer Sir Edmund Halley, who was the first to realize that reported comet sightings between 1531 and 1682 were actually of one single object, that orbited the sun roughly every 75 years. As such, he was able to predict, with remarkably accuracy, the year in which it would re-appear - 1759 - and when it did, they gave the comet his name.

STONES

Old Mine Cut and Rose Cut Diamonds - total carat weight approx. 0.54ct

MEASUREMENTS

Wearable length: 16 inches

Pendant: 3.6 x 1.7cm

WEIGHT

4.1g

MARKS

No marks present, tests as 9k gold and silver

CONDITION

Very good, converted from a brooch

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