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Necklace

England

This set of matching jewellery, or 'parure' (a matching tiara, necklace, brooch and pair of earrings) was made in about 1880 for Emma Louisa, 1st Lady Rothschild. It is set with diamonds that were cut by hand rather than by machine. 'Old cut' diamonds predate the mechanisation of diamond cutting and were cut by hand.

Earliest Rothschild collector: Emma Rothschild; b.1844, d.1935

Credit: Waddesdon (Rothschild Family)

c 1880
Diamond, ruby, silver, gold
60.2017
Image and text © Waddesdon Manor, 2019

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