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  • Catalogue Essay

    Designed as a series of laurel leaves which is a symbol of honour and victory, this lot also bears witness to the versatility of jewels designed during late 19th century. High boned collars, plunging necklines, voluminous coiffure, women of that time could either wear this lot as a choker necklace, covert it to a hairband-like tiara, or transform it into a very chic bandeau on one’s forehead. Modern-day patron of this trend includes the late Princess Diana. Celebrated and remembered as an important fashion icon in the 80s and 90s whose style was emulated by women around the world, she was seen on many occasions with the Dehli Durbar emerald choker necklace and famously wearing it as a headband at a ball in Australia while she danced in an ethereal cyan blue gown.

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A Diamond 'Laurel' Choker Necklace/ Bandeau Tiara, Late 19th Century

Length approximately 300mm

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 150,000 
$15,000-19,000

Sold for HK$150,000

Contact Specialist
Terry Chu
Head of Jewellery, Asia, Senior Director
+852 2318 2038

Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2017