The design conjures classical Greek diadems of antiquity with its overall shape and decoration of confronted anthemion and stylised papyrus motifs. The openwork design imparts to the jewel grace and delicacy enhanced by the fine millegrain setting of the gemstones.
An elegant Belle Époque tiara
This is a typical example of early 20th century jewellery, set in platinum with rose and cushion-shaped diamonds.
The overall effect is one of delicacy, youth and feminine elegance making it the perfect centrepiece jewel for a fashionable, modern bridal parure.
The added bonus of this diadem is that its articulated construction makes it extremely versatile enabling it to be worn not only in different ways on the hair – high on the crown of the head or low on the brow as a bandeau – but also around the neck as a choker necklace.
Edwardian diamond bandeau tiara of scroll design, the articulated openwork panels set throughout with old mine and rose-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, in a fitted case by A. Marx & Co. of Regent Street
Dimensions: 35.0mm at its widest, down to 29.5mm; 160.0mm across
The terminals with plain bar fittings for ribbon (can also be worn as a choker)
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