A beautiful vintage mostly Golconda diamond necklace, made around 1920 with 50-52 cts of Golconda diamonds. The lock is new.
The Golconda Diamonds are from the Kollur Mines in the South of India, presently Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. ‘Golconda’ is a name used within the Jewellery world to denote the world’s finest diamonds — gems that possess superb luminousness, transparency and an innate purity. For connoisseurs, the Golconda diamonds that retain their original cuts are the most coveted like this Necklace. Since the stones may have been mined hundreds of years ago, many exhibit the slightly less than precise cutting styles that were common prior to this century.