Emerald Diamond Necklace

France | 1930 | Gold, emeralds and diamonds | French jewlers (makers)


Five luscious Colombian emeralds, weighing a total of 26 carats, are adorned in classical fashion at the base of a cascading diamond necklace. It sits smoothly on the wearer's chest as if the jeweler has set the stones onto the wearer's skin. Upon closer inspection, there is a delicate balance in every detail of the craft - precise control of an ineffable world, as if the stones were gently breathing in slumber. It is a sad revelation of how many delicate treasures have been destroyed in history by war and greed. This heirloom may reveal that in every generation, there is someone to guard over the beauty of this world with their own lives.


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