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Black, Starr & Frost Turquoise and Diamond Necklace

6,200.00 6,600.00
sale
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Black, Starr & Frost Turquoise and Diamond Necklace

6,200.00 6,600.00
sale

This striking turn of the century necklace features twelve stations of natural turquoise elegantly bracketed by rose cut diamond foliate. The necklace highlights a large pear shaped turquoise and diamond pendant. Currently 14.5” long but a chain extension could easily be added.

The maker’s mark “BS&F” indicates the American jeweler - Black, Starr and Frost. Located on the back of the bail.

Founded in 1810 by Isaac Marquand – Black, Starr & Frost opened as Marquand & Co. at 164 Broadway in New York City, making it the oldest continuously operating jewelry firm in the United States. At that time, two store clerks – William Black and Henry Ball – eventually joined the firm, which became Black, Ball & Company. In 1912, then named Black, Starr & Frost – their offices to the southeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 48th Street.

Black, Starr & Frost has had a number of notable clients, such as the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Carnigies, Guggenheims, Bunny Mellon, Elizabeth Taylor and Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Metal: 14 karat gold and platinum

Measurements: 14.5” long, pendant 1.5” long x 1 1/16” wide

Turquoise: pear 18.35 mm long x 12.55 mm wide x 4.31 mm deep

12 turquoise stations: largest 12.44 mm long x 9.87 mm wide x 4.37 mm deep, smallest 11 mm long x 7.62 mm wide x 3.27 mm deep

Diamonds: 184 rose cut diamonds, range in size 1.5 mm to 3.45 mm, bright and eye clean. Mountings prohibit an accurate diamond quality and weight estimation.

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This striking turn of the century necklace features twelve stations of natural turquoise elegantly bracketed by rose cut diamond foliate. The necklace highlights a large pear shaped turquoise and diamond pendant. Currently 14.5” long but a chain extension could easily be added.

The maker’s mark “BS&F” indicates the American jeweler - Black, Starr and Frost. Located on the back of the bail.

Founded in 1810 by Isaac Marquand – Black, Starr & Frost opened as Marquand & Co. at 164 Broadway in New York City, making it the oldest continuously operating jewelry firm in the United States. At that time, two store clerks – William Black and Henry Ball – eventually joined the firm, which became Black, Ball & Company. In 1912, then named Black, Starr & Frost – their offices to the southeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 48th Street.

Black, Starr & Frost has had a number of notable clients, such as the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Carnigies, Guggenheims, Bunny Mellon, Elizabeth Taylor and Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Metal: 14 karat gold and platinum

Measurements: 14.5” long, pendant 1.5” long x 1 1/16” wide

Turquoise: pear 18.35 mm long x 12.55 mm wide x 4.31 mm deep

12 turquoise stations: largest 12.44 mm long x 9.87 mm wide x 4.37 mm deep, smallest 11 mm long x 7.62 mm wide x 3.27 mm deep

Diamonds: 184 rose cut diamonds, range in size 1.5 mm to 3.45 mm, bright and eye clean. Mountings prohibit an accurate diamond quality and weight estimation.