Monday, 9 December 2013

Monday Marvels: The Bismarck Sapphire Necklace

The Bismarck Sapphire Necklace was designed by Cartier, Inc. in 1935 and is currently on display in the Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.

The necklace was donated by its namesake, Countess Mona von Bismarck, in 1967. An American socialite and fashionista, she purchased the sapphire in Sri Lanka in 1926 while she was on her honeymoon with Harrison Williams.

The platinum-link chain is connected by pairs of diamonds, and the sapphire itself is mounted in a pendant and surrounded by even more diamonds and square-cut sapphires.

1 comment:

  1. Well I love the way that jeweler shows their unique craftsmanship and artistry with such a nice finishing. Even I have a name bracelet in my wardrobe\

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