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Stunning 1960s Diamond Tiffany & Co. Necklace

A stunning  1960s Platinum, diamond, vintage Tiffany & Co. necklace for the lady with style, grace and expensive taste. This classic, yet chic bib necklace is the perfect accessory to wear to a grand function.  The necklace comes together in a delicate lace like design. Made up of Marquise, round and pear shaped diamonds, including a 3.01ct internally flawless pear dropped down the center, this piece screams sheer elegance.

Tiffany & Co. jewelry has beautifully graced runways, red carpets and numerous major events around the world for many years.  Its legacy lives on through its distinct style and groundbreaking collections. For the past two centuries, Tiffany & Co. has been renowned for its rare diamonds and impeccable quality. They take pride in their legendary designers who add a unique flare to their pieces.

By sustaining its prominence as a classic designer, Tiffany & Co. is still one of the most sought after and highly recognized jewelers in the world.IMG_0003

Oscar Heyman Jewelry



Oscar Heyman was founded in 1912, and is known for its European-style craftsmanship and hand fabrication. In the early 1900s, a family of six brothers and three sisters emigrated from Latvia. It all started with three brothers, Nathan, Oscar and Harry, who had a desire to make jewelry using quality gemstones. The founding brothers trained in the rigorous conditions in Faberge workshops in 1906, where they learned their craft.  Did you know that Oscar Heyman’s is one of the first jewelers to fabricate in Platinum?  They were excited to use such a fine white metal, which only enhanced the beauty of white diamonds.

The brand is known for its ingenious designs and high quality gems.  The company is dedicated to a hands-on approach for stone selection and workmanship. The Oscar Heyman in house workshop consists of jewelers, setters, engravers, polishers and lapidaries. They take pride in alloying their own metals, cutting and polishing gemstones and engraving each with its own number, before leaving the studio. The Oscar Heyman is over a century old and with each generation, the brand brings its own element to the jewelry line each time.  Jewelers of today sit side by side with skilled employees from before and recreate Oscar Heyman’s signature designs. Many of the brands trademark pieces from different eras are still being created today. By preserving old school techniques, Oscar Heyman is considered one of the elite jewelers worldwide.

Movie stars, socialites and others from high society flocked to Oscar Heymans, for its originality and nature inspired designs. Sapphire jewelry was the company’s hallmark in the 1950s. In the 60s, the gems were bold. Colors were flamboyant and large diamond necklaces were in demand. A monumental creation was the infamous 67 pear-shaped diamonds with 69.42 carats, D color flawless diamond necklace, which was purchased by Richard Burton for his wife, Elizabeth Taylor. The stone was cut by Harry Winston and the necklace was designed by Oscar Heyman for Cartier in 1969. This grand piece was called the “Taylor-Burton necklace.” Even after Burton purchased the necklace, it was under stipulations that the diamond be displayed at the New York and Chicago showrooms for Cartier.  New York’s Cartier showroom had over 6000 visitors a day. After the divorce, Elizabeth Taylor auctioned off the necklace to Henry Lambert, a New York based Jeweler for $5 million. The money was used to build a hospital in Botswana. The current owner of the diamond is Robert Mouwad, the founder of GIA.

Oscar Heyman continues to make exquisite jewelry by applying techniques used for the past three generations. Every piece meets the highest standards in cut and quality of the stones. The company takes great pride in their classic designs, but isn’t afraid to mix it up with a modern touch.  By doing this, they create pieces that appeal to women of all ages.

What is Diamond & Estate Trust?

Diamond & Estate Trust was created with a simple vision, to intelligently source the most prestigious vintage jewelry and gems and deliver them to our discerning clients with an attention to value. Founder Anup Jogani has spent many years honing his trade under the tutelage of master jewelers and diamond cutters while hunting through antique shows, auctions, estates, banks, pawn shops, trusts, and private collections looking for rare hidden treasures.

Based in the jewelry district in the heart of Los Angeles, our company focuses its efforts on bringing expertly-crafted antique and modern jewels to our clients who desire fine, everlasting pieces. We concentrate on the upper echelon of the market, using our expertise to maintain the highest standards of workmanship the world has to offer. Since our company is known for extremely fine antique piece and gems, our suppliers only bring us the best of the best.

Diamond & Estate Trust can offer you such treasures as unheated Burmese rubies, Kashmir sapphires, or glowing Golconda diamonds. Timeless pieces meticulously crafted in France in the early 1920’s or mid century statement jewelry from around the world can be acquired through Anup Jogani and the knowledgeable staff at Diamond & Estate Trust.

At Diamond & Estate Trust, we buy the finest jewelry, diamonds, and gems in the world. We are interested in purchasing very well made vintage engagement rings, important diamonds and gemstones between 3 – 100+ carats in size and exquisitely made period pieces, especially with an important maker’s mark and/or a famous signature. We are the de-facto home for one of a kind treasures up to and exceeding a million dollars in value. Show us your greatest treasures and we will realize its full potential, doing so professionally and discreetly.

Diamond & Estate Trust is located in the heart of the jewelry district in downtown Los Angeles. We have a history of working with clientele throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. We can work with you over the phone, email or chat.