Lot 5
  • 5

Citrine, seed pearl and diamond bracelet, circa 1955

Estimate
7,500 - 11,000 CHF
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Description

  • yellow gold, citrine, diamonds, pearl
Composed of four rows of oblong polished citrine beads accented with seed pearls, to a clasp studded with collet-set single- and brilliant-cut diamonds of yellowish and brownish tints, length approximately 180mm, French import marks.

Literature

Cf: Sylvie Raulet & Olivier Baroin, Suzanne Belperron, 2011, page 137 for an illustration of this jewel.

Condition

This lot is offered without a reserve. Stamped with French import mark. Orange-yellow citrines well matched in colour, with typical crystal inclusions, few surface reaching, few with colour zoning, some scratches, nicks and abrasions; Accompanied by Gem Tech Lab report no.12-B-2275, stating that the citrines are of natural origin. Seed pearls of light brown to golden body colour with good lustre. Diamonds of yellow, orange and brown tints, bright and lively. Please note that the pearls and diamonds have not been tested for natural colour. Clasp secure. Signs of normal wear to the metal, scratches consistent with use. In good condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones and to the Notice regarding import of Burmese jadeite and rubies into the US.
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