Janesich signed and numbered, an indescribably sublime Art Deco platinum diamond pendant and chain exudes the sophistication well known for this designer's house.
Platinum and diamonds take on the geometric flair and energy of the Art Moderne movement. Shaped diamonds including 2 French cuts (a Three Graces' favorite), a six-sided diamond, 8 rectangular baguettes, and round diamonds.
Overall, the form hints at the orientalist influences of the 1920s with an abstracted pagoda shape.
Why fall for this beauty? First, its impeccable design and balanced harmony. Next, collectability and scarcity. And lastly and certainly for its wearable scale either day or night.
A slinky bar and link 14k white gold chain of 17 1/8 inches comes in at an ideal length.
Total weight of 1.77 carats
Color G-H, clarity VS
14k White gold chain and clasp (added later).
Historical Note: Leopoldo Janesich began his jewelry career in 1835 in Trieste, Italy but by the close of the 1800s had a branch in Paris. Later boutiques included London, Monte Carlo, Vichy, and Biarritz. Internationally known, this most notable jewelry house designed for royalty and the famous.
A name well known in the Art Deco era, their pieces come up at major auction houses such as Christies and Sotheby’s. No longer in operation, their jewelry is still highly regarded, scarce and sought after by those "in the know". Pronounced, Jahn-eh-ceesh.