Art Deco Platinum, Black Opal, Diamond, and Seed Pearl Necklace, c. 1926, composed of a delicate platinum and seed pearl chain with bezel-set opal and foliate old European-cut diamond melee links suspending an opal pendant, lg. 17, pendant drop lg. 4 1/2 in.
Note: According to family history, this necklace was given by Ludlow Griscom (1890-1959) to his bride Edith Sloan on their wedding day in 1926. Griscom was known as "Dean of the Birdwatchers" for his pioneering work in field ornithology. He was the first proponent of watching birds as a sport, and once hosted President Franklin D. Roosevelt on a bird-watching trip in New York.
some crazing to opals, light surface wear.
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