Current Bid: $8,500
Appraised Value: $37,000
One electronically tested platinum ladies cast and assembled diamond tennis necklace. The sixteen and one half inch length necklace is composed of a flexible ribbon of diamonds, terminating in a concealed clasp with twin safeties. Identified with markings of PT950, & Trademark Orianne. Condition is new, good workmanship.
Tennis bracelets and necklaces got their unusual name from an incident involving the U.S. professional tennis player Chris Evert during a tennis match in the 1980s. Evert had been wearing an expensive diamond bracelet, an inline string of individually set diamonds. Previously these bracelets were known as eternity bracelets. When the clasp snapped during play, she asked the officials to stop the tennis match until the bracelet could be found. Since that day, bracelets and necklaces featuring an inline string of diamonds have been called tennis bracelets and tennis necklaces.
Eighty-seven prong set round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 4.80 - 2.80 x 2.28mm (depth est.) approximate total weight of 87 Stones = 15.49ct. Graded in the setting.
Clarity SI-3 to I-2
Color E - H
Total Weight of Diamonds 15.49ct.
Total Weight of Tennis Necklace 34.88 gm