Current Bid: $13,000
Appraised Value: $51,000
One electronically tested platinum ladies cast and assembled graduated diamond tennis necklace. The seventeen inch length necklace is composed of a flexible ribbon of diamonds, terminating in a concealed clasp with twin safeties. Identified with markings of "PT950" and 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 1980's. 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.
Ninety-Three prong set round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 4.70 - 2.70 x 2.22mm (depth est.) approximate total weight of 93 Stones = 16.37ct.
Clarity SI-2 to I-2
Color F - H
Total Weight of Diamonds 16.37ct.
Total Weight of Tennis Necklace 37.35gm