The Art Deco French Cut Diamond Pendant

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The Art Deco French Cut Diamond Pendant

1,000.00

Metal: Platinum pendant / 18K white Gold chain

Stone: French Cut Diamonds

Chain: 18" Long / 18k White Gold

Face: .65"L x .22"W

Era: 1920

What You Should Know: Repurposed from an Art Deco clasp and set on a 18K Gold chain. French cut diamonds are in excellent condition and are channel set. If you prefer a different length chain please contact us!  

The French Cut may seem quintessentially Art Deco, but its roots go back all the way back to the 1400s! With a faced paced ideas on the evolution of diamond cutting, it wasn’t long before the table cut diamond naturally received more facets creating a version of what we now know as the French cut. Though the cut is centuries old, it was the most popular in the 1920s, when its straight lines complimented the geometric designs of the era. They were immensely popular in France, hence the name.

French cuts are either square or rectangular, with cross crown facets. You can easily identify them by the X reflecting throughout the stone. It’s a relatively simple cut with amazing light performance. During the Art Deco period, it was common to see designers set French cuts right next to each other in a channel setting. Most commonly seen in tennis bracelets or eternity bands, we were ecstatic to find French cuts set into a gorgeous necklace clasp.

We plucked the platinum clasp from the outdated piece (save what you can!), and repurposed it into a modern day pendant. Six sparkling French cut white diamonds are channel set floating between two milgrain borders. Strung onto a white gold chain for maximum sleekness. We love this elegant piece for its antique age and undeniable Art Deco-ness, yet feels as contemporary as ever. 

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