Did you know that the Edwardian era revitalized the classical styles of the 17th and 18th century? Bow shaped ornamentation as well as garlands were particularly desirable during both the Baroque period (around 1600 to 1775) and throughout the Georgian 1700's.
Reinterpreted in a new way, less metal work and more delicacy characterized the late 19th and early 20th century Edwardian versions.
An open work garland of leaves studded with diamonds encompasses a central old European brilliant cut diamond. This gives way to two uneven dangles (defining the négligée form) also with diamonds and two pink tourmaline briolettes at the bottom.
Rendered in silver topped 14k yellow gold, there is a total of .81 carats of diamonds color H-J, clarity SI1-3. In addition, two pink faceted tourmaline briolettes total .85 carats. A chain of 14k yellow gold adds versatility.
Interesting Note: The word négligée comes from the French concept of “careless undress” as a reference to the “neglected” manner in which the bow is tied, i.e., the uneven length of the ribbons.