Vintage Diamond Verger Necklace

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Signed Verger Vintage Diamond Necklace

This Retro diamond Vintage Necklace is of French provenance designed by Verger Freres, the renowned French designer firm and bears the designer's initial 'V' and the eagle's head as symbol of French hallmark engraved on its deployant clasp. This lavishly detailed Retro necklace is crafted in 18k yellow gold, weighs 119g and measures 17 inches long, 14mm wide, and 10mm deep. Characterizing the popular style of necklaces during the postwar retro era, this alluring designer necklace of significant weight epitomizes the fancy 'gas pipe' linking design of the 1940's. Comprising dual strands of tubular chains, attached by two diamond-studded 'straps' on both sides, this intriguing necklace is embellished by an artistically crafted 'knot' at the center. An eye-catching diamond-encrusted pendant of Hellenistic 'amphorae' design measuring 24mm long constitutes the exquisite central decor of this magnificent vintage Retro ..More

This Retro diamond Vintage Necklace is of French provenance designed by Verger Freres, the renowned French designer firm and bears the designer's initial 'V' and the eagle's head as symbol of French hallmark engraved on its deployant clasp. This lavishly detailed Retro necklace is crafted in 18k yellow gold, weighs 119g and measures 17 inches long, 14mm wide, and 10mm deep. Characterizing the popular style of necklaces during the postwar retro era, this alluring designer necklace of significant weight epitomizes the fancy 'gas pipe' linking design of the 1940's. Comprising dual strands of tubular chains, attached by two diamond-studded 'straps' on both sides, this intriguing necklace is embellished by an artistically crafted 'knot' at the center. An eye-catching diamond-encrusted pendant of Hellenistic 'amphorae' design measuring 24mm long constitutes the exquisite central decor of this magnificent vintage Retro necklace, suspending 'en tremblant' from the extremity of the 'pipeline' chain. This Retro necklace of outstanding aesthetic beauty features a well-constructed folding clasp bearing the designer's initial 'V' and the French hallmark.

Founded in 1851 by Ferdinand Verger (1851-1928) the Frères Verger are primarily renowned for creating the finest watch cases and jewels for such reputable firms as Boucheron, Tiffany, La Cloche, Cartier, and Van Cleef and Arpels. Ferdinand Verger worked with the famous house of Vacheron & Constantin of Geneva and registered his own trademark in 1896. His two sons Georges and Henri who were trained in the great tradition of their father, joined him in 1911, and in 1921 registered their new trademark of Frères Verger (Verger Brothers). The house of Verger was involved and excelled in all aspects of jewelry and watch making. The creations of Verger reflect some of the most original designs of the Art Deco period, and to a lesser extent, those of the subsequent decades. While many spectacular jewels are known to have been made by the firm, their specialty was the 'jeweled timepiece'. The avant-garde example of an Indian 'tutti frutti' style lapel watch was made for Mauboussin in 1930, which had the perfect balance of bright nuances of color depicted in the carved leaves and berries, enriched with round and baguette diamonds. Frères Verger ventured to revive the 'mystery clock' invented by Houdin in the 19th century, in which the hands appear to float on the dial with no apparent connection to the mechanism. Supposedly, only two knew the secret of the mystery in the beginning of the 20th century; the houses of Verger and Cartier. Cartier holds the record for the number of these magnificent clocks sold, and Verger was the sole manufacturer and supplier for Van Cleef & Arpels and several other Maisons. Unlike the invention of Houdin, these clocks of Cartier and Verger Frères were incredible works of art, often inlaid or accentuated with spectacular gems. More than the mystery clock however, Verger Frères is more widely recognized for their magnificent table, or mantle clocks. Again, the use of exotic themes, exotic gemstones, and unbridled imagination resulted in magnificent works of art. Frères Verger produced great pieces of jewelry throughout the Art Deco era, with Chinoiserie, amongst their main sources of inspiration. The ladies' lapel and wrist watches were quite simple in design, but extremely sophisticated with the fine blue, buff-topped sapphires contrasting with the white, round diamonds.

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Center Stone Details
Stone:Diamonds
Cut:Full
Carat Weight: 1.67cts
Color: G
Clarity: VS1
Other Stones
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Item Details
Measurements: 17
Weight:119g
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