This charming pendant/brooch is designed as a 'pagoda' and was likely made during the beginning of the 20th Century. It was earlier, during the 19th Century, that the pagoda began to be seen as the embodiment of Chinese style and exoticism and became known in the West via the accounts of travelers. Imaginations were stimulated and pagodas were depicted in jewels and on vanity cases by Cartier and Lacloche, amongst others, during the 1920s as a hallmark of the Oriental (Chinese) style.
The pendant centers a very vivid blue 1.00 carat cushion-cut sapphire pendant surrounded by a cluster of diamonds. The pagoda frame is set throughout with transitional and old-cut diamonds and suspends a bright white transitional-cut diamond of approximately 0.50 carat. It is offered on a fine-link platinum neck chain.
Accompanied by a GRS Swiss Gem Lab report stating that the sapphire is natural, of Vivid Blue hue, with no heat treatment.