Diamonds by the Yard
“Diamonds by the Yard” is a style of necklace that features a string of small diamonds spaced along a delicate chain. The gemstones are round brilliant cut bezel set on a chain by stations along the chain.
The concept “diamond by the yard” was created by Elsa Peretti and introduced to the public by Tiffany & Co. in the 1960s. This fluid, elegant, and versatile design is timeless and chic.
Below are key features of diamonds by the yard necklace.
- Diamond Size
The diamonds are usually small, around 0.10 to 0.25 carats each. The point here is to create a sparkling look with multiple diamonds rather than featuring large stones.
- Chain Style
The chain is thin and lightweight. It’s designed to be subtle, allowing the diamonds to take center stage.
Diamonds by the yard necklaces can be worn alone as a simple, elegant piece, or layered with other necklaces to create a stylish and unique look.
About Estate Jewelry
Buying jewelry online can be challenging. The quality of the making has not gotten better over time while the design is getting more and more generic. Add ever rising prices and you could end up not finding anything suitable. To purchase a high-quality jewelry piece for an obtainable price consider buying estate items.
- Quality vs Quantity
Estate pieces mostly belong to the era when jewels were handmade and not mass produced. There were simply less jewelry makers at that time and they cared about their reputation. Opposed to the current fast fashion approach, life pace was in general slower. That allowed makers to take more time to craft a truly quality piece.
- Fair price vs Overpriced
Designer pieces aka signed pieces can cost multiple times more than their unsigned equivalents. We pay not only for an item itself but also for the brand advertising campaigns and all the buzz the name creates. Prices for estate jewelry form differently and mostly depend on the cost paid by a seller. A pre-owned Bulgari ring and a brand-new Bulgari piece have a significant price difference. Ask your local jewelry store about the retail price of the desired piece and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
- True value vs Seasonal rush
Pre-owned jewelry retains its value as over time it gets unique and sought-after. Think about purchasing a new car that loses its value right after you leave your dealer versus buying a vintage vehicle.
At Nadine Krakov Collection we are in love with all the things beautiful. Each of our estate jewelry pieces is in excellent condition. We preserve the history and the greatest styles of the past so our clients can enjoy it to the fullest.