19th Century Victorian Diamond Fringe Necklace Arrives in TN

May 25, 2015
Vintage Victorian Luxury Arrives in King Jewelers Nashville

King Jewelers is proud to temporarily be home to this gorgeous vintage 19th century diamond necklace. The Victorian-era stunner features old mine diamonds totaling approximately 21 carats which create a fringe of darts mounted in silver topped yellow gold.

The Victorian period is named for Queen Victoria, who ruled Britain from 1837 until her death in 1901. The period represents one of the most important and creative periods in the history of jewelry style and design. The Victorian era was one of prosperity, romanticism, and sentimentality, themes that translated to the jewelry designs of the day. Victorian jewelry encompasses many different styles and aesthetics, from old mine diamonds collet-set in silver topped gold, to hand-chased gold and enamel jewels, to bold colored gemstones worn in fresh and creative ways.

Jewelry from this era was often highly personal; lockets and rings were particularly popular. Some of the most enduring jewelry motifs have their roots in the Victorian period, including hearts, serpents, stars, butterflies, and bows. The death of Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, in 1861weighed heavily on the style of the day. Jewelry reflected the people’s sense of loss in the prevalence of mourning jewelry and the use of black materials such as jet and enamel.

We’re honored to have this unique piece of jewelry history available to our Nashville area clients, even if it is for a short time. To schedule a showing, please contact a sales associate at (615) 724-5464 or visit our luxury salon.

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