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Beryl (variety: Emerald)

This art deco, Indian-style necklace is composed of 24 baroque-cut emerald drops of graduated size, adjoined by a smaller emerald bead. All are set in platinum with hundreds of pave-set diamonds. The necklace was designed in 1928-29, by Cartier, Inc. Marjorie Merriweather Post wore it dressed as "Juliette" for the Palm Beach Everglades Ball in 1929. A pendant was later removed and made into a brooch. Mrs. Post donated the necklace to the Smithsonian in 1964.

Image Number: 95-40521
Catalog Number: G5023
Gift of Mrs. Marjorie Merriweather Post , 1964


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