Pendant Necklace

The lavish use of colored gemstones in this piece is thought to reflect the influence of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933), the artist and glass designer, who served as director of the "Artistic Jewelry Department" of Tiffany & Co. following the death of his father, C. L. Tiffany, in 1902. This necklace was purchased as a wedding present for Ellen du Pont Wheelwright whose house, "Goodstay," is in Wilmington, Delaware. In the center of the pendant is a large blue zircon surrounded by canary diamonds alternating with smaller diamonds of various hues, green demantoid garnets, and amethysts. The triple chain is of platinum links and variously colored pearls.

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