Retro White Gold Diamond Pendant
If you haven’t yet read my post on the Top 10 Jewelry Pieces every woman should strive to have in her jewelry box, then there’s no time like the present. But once you’re done, let me take a little of the leg work out of finding number three for you. Because you really can’t find a more perfect retro diamond pendant than this one.
What We Love About It:
Retro Diamond Pendant
The story behind the family from which it came is a good place to start. It belonged to the daughter of an NYC Broadway dancer and her world famous Vaudeville clown. The daughter married well, tying the knot with a local entrepreneur who was really making something of himself. They traveled the world and shopped at the good spots (and by ‘good’, I mean Cartier (both in Paris and NYC), Tiffany and Co and the like). But beyond the history attached to the pendant (that started its life as a stick pin), you just really can’t go wrong with a simple diamond solitaire. It’s classic, timeless and it goes with everything. Yes. Everything.
This former stick pin was converted to a pendant using the ‘pin’ of the stick-pin portion to create a bale. The diamond is a transitional cut (very popular during the Mid-Century period) weighing .45ct and has been graded as a J color and SI2 clarity by a GIA trained appraiser. It’s set in 14kt white gold and weighs in at 1.8g.
I haven’t hung it from a chain yet because every time I do, someone wants a different chain than the one I bought for it. So, you tell me what kind of chain and how long you want it (most pendants at this size would be 16″, 18″ or 20″ at the longest) and I’ll get you a quote for a chain. I’ve priced the diamond accordingly (without a chain) and I would estimate $100-$150 for a chain, depending on the weight you prefer.
While I am sensitive to the fact that a diamond pendant is not within reach for every woman who may want one, wouldn’t it be wonderful if it were? Shine on little pendant, and be a beacon of light and hope.