A classic 18 karat white gold graduated rivière necklace set with round brilliant diamonds weighing approximately 7.00 carats, total weight, F-G colour, VS-SI clarity. The standard length is 16″. We make these necklaces to order in our Montreal workshop. A variety of lengths and diamond sizes are available . Please email us for more details.
All of our natural diamonds are certified natural and conflict free that fully comply with the Kimberly Process.
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Why is this called a Riviere?
The name rivière refers to the French word for “river”, because the stones are thought to ‘flow’ around the neck. A rivière is usually quite short, but the length can vary.
In a rivière necklace, the metal settings are designed to be inconspicuous. The necklace’s impact comes entirely from the uninterrupted line of gemstones, identical in colour and cut. The stones are either all the same size, or vary gradually from small to larger towards the bottom of the necklace. Diamonds as well as coloured stones are most often used in rivières. During the nineteenth century, rivières were introduced that had two or three strings of stones instead of one.