Diamond and Platinum Pendant Containing Painted Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt
A platinum and diamond starburst pendant with a hidden locket that opens to reveal a miniature, painted portrait of Theodore Roosevelt. The front of the 36mm. hexagonal pendant contains one European cut diamond weighing approximately .20 carats surrounded by ten rose cut diamonds set in a circular pattern in bezels. Spraying out from the center are 102 additional rose cut diamonds with alternating panels ending in European cut diamonds. The perimeter of the pendant is bordered by a granulated channel containing 24 bezel set European cut diamonds. The clip style bail is removable and contains three European cut diamonds. The total diamond weight is approximately 2.0 carats. The reverse of the pendant reveals a hidden locket with two spring hinged doors that open to expose a painted miniature portrait of Roosevelt. The entire piece is suspended by a 27" bar and loop platinum chain and weighs 25.1 dwts.
The consignor relates that the pendant once belonged to Theodore Roosevelt's daughter, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, although the item is not accompanied by any formal, written documentation attesting to this provenance.