If one thinks of a typical Buccellati jewel, this necklace embodies all the characteristics of the work of the renowned Italian firm and at the same time is a crystallisation of late 20th century Milanese chic.
A gold and diamond necklace, Buccellati
As can be seen in the photograph, the necklace is exceptionally flexible, due to its complex manufacture of ingeniously linked elements, and as a consequence it is extremely pleasant to wear against the skin.
This feature, together with with the textured gold and pavé-set tabular components are signatures of Buccellati which excelled in its goldsmith work.
A stunning gold and diamond bib necklace by Mario Buccellati, c. 1960s, designed as a wide flat tapering row of openwork design exquisitely crafted in textured 18ct yellow gold with two zig-zag shaped bands interspersed with round brilliant cut diamonds in a central row of vertical lozenge-shaped motifs and two outer rows of triangular shaped motifs, all to a concealed tongue and box clasp.
Setting: 18ct yellow gold, signed M. Buccellati Italy and with Italian marks
Gemstones: 463 x round brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weight a combined total of approximately 22cts
Dimensions: 43cm / 17″ long (inner circumference) | 1.6cm / 0.62″ wide at centre back, tapering to 2.4cm / 0.95″ centre front
Weight description: 171 grams