The style of riviere diamond necklaces we know today became popular after the 1871 discovery of the Kimberley Mine in South Africa when diamonds flowed into the western market. Over time, there have been slight variations in its appearance, and major differences in how and where it has been worn.
This riviere features bezel-set diamonds and boasts 8.21ctw diamonds. Champagne in color and substantial as ever, this necklace also has a lobster clasp.
No matter what you call them, the diamond jewels are a treasure to add to any collection. They look spectacular worn alone or as layered necklaces. The style provides a radiance that is something akin to walking around with your own ring light, but far more magical.
Materials and Features: 18k gold, 8.21ctw diamonds
Age/Origin: Early 2000s
Measurements: 20” length
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age wear associated.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.