A diamond collar necklace, by Black Starr & Frost,
Lot 190
A diamond collar necklace, by Black Starr & Frost,
Sold for £37,250 (US$ 60,869) inc. premium

Lot Details
A diamond collar necklace, by Black Starr & Frost, circa 1935
The articulated collar of overlapping triangular plaques set throughout with brilliant and baguette-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 35.00 carats, signed BS & F, maker's mark in a lozenge, one diamond deficient, length 39.0cm

Footnotes

  • Black Starr & Frost is America's oldest jeweller. Originally founded in 1810 under the name Marquand & Paulding, the firm formed numerous partnerships. By the 1860s, the firm was trading under the name Ball Black & Company and was regarded, along with Tiffany and Gorham, as one of the leading jewellers in America. In 1876 the firm moved to Fifth Avenue and changed its name to Black Starr & Frost where it continued to trade until 1929 when it merged with Gorham to become Black Starr and Frost-Gorham Inc. At the 1939 World's Fair held in New York they showcased bold sculptural designs typical of the period. Throughout its long history and numerous name changes, the firms enduring designs and exemplary workmanship have ensured that it is still regarded as one of America's most prestigious jewellers.
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