Edwardian Diamond Loveknot Necklace
When Clive’s much loved aunt passed away Linda inherited her antique jewels, several pieces of which consisted of beautiful round white diamonds in old fashioned or broken settings. The family still have an original photograph of their aunt wearing the earrings which were to become the backbone of the commission. These were impressive on an Edwardian lady but far too big for Linda to wear and not really in her style. Rather than consigning the original pieces to a safe which would rarely if ever see the light of day, Linda & Clive asked Sophie to create something that would not only make a statement but would also be easy to wear.
Linda & Clive particularly loved the Algerian Love Knot collection which Sophie designed for Eva Green to wear in Bond movie Casino Royale so Sophie created a necklace and earrings featuring the mini version of the Loveknot in 18ct white & yellow gold and showing off the diamonds perfectly. In Clive’s words, “These new pieces have been widely admired and will be an heirloom that Linda will pass on down through our daughter and granddaughter. We feel that my aunt would have approved of what has been achieved as she was certainly no "stick in the mud" and I'm sure would have been very pleased with the result.”