Mae West Owned Edwardian Platinum 23ct Diamond Necklace Bracelet Suite
Mae West once said, “Without diamonds, honey, I’d feel undressed.” With this necklace, bracelet, and watch suite, she was certainly dressed! West was known for her opulent style and exquisite diamond jewelry, including this Edwardian/ Art Deco platinum and diamond suite. She purportedly donated the four largest diamonds from the necklace to support the war effort in the 1940’s. The three-piece suite was appraised in 2011 for $320,000; appraisal included with purchase. The suite includes:
Necklace: ladies platinum Edwardian era Art Deco design open filigree natural diamond and imitation diamond link necklace, fastening with a fold-over locking clasp | 568 diamonds | 12.9 carats | Appraisal: $188,500
Bracelet: Edwardian era Art Deco design open filigree natural diamond link design, fastening with a fold-over locking clasp with safety chain | 205 diamonds | 8.91 carats |Appraisal: $110,500
Watch: Edwardian era Rado brand 17 jewel mechanical movement watch with black cord band, fastening with a fold-over locking clasp | 68 diamonds | 1.32 carats | Appraisal: $19,950
Metal Type: Platinum (tested)
Measurements: Necklace: 15.5″ long | pendant is approx. 1.9″ long by 1.75″ wide | 90.5 grams
Bracelet: 6.75″ long x 0.6″ wide | 34.2 grams
Watch: 5.75″ long | case measures 2.4″ long | 20.4 grams including band
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