This stunning necklace could be acquired by Christian Dior’s in 1959. It is not, however, an expensive piece of jewellery. Its white gold leaves are actually made of silvery metal; diamonds are not so but rhinestones, and the pearls are faux. The design, on the other hand, remains exquisite. (Museo del Traje MT103652).
Salamanca, Spain, 19th Century, Parure consisting of eighteen hair pins, one pair of earrings, six necklaces, the largest of which has 5 pendants. It is made of gold filigree silver and gold, decorated with seed pearls.
Gold bracelet, circa 1840, the articulated shoulders of which are decoratively enamelled in black. The bracelet contains a beautifully executed watercolour miniature of a child with blue eyes in dawn clouds, under crystal and within a pearl surround, the whole symbolic of mourning.