Lot 82
  • 82

Gold, Platinum, Colored Diamond, Diamond and Emerald 'Salmon' Pendant-Brooch, Raymond Yard

15,000 - 20,000 USD
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  • Raymond Yard
  • gold, platinum, colored diamond, emerald
In the form of a salmon, set with round near colorless and colored diamonds weighing approximately 4.90 carats, completed by a cabochon emerald eye, gross weight approximately 7 dwts, signed Yard; circa 1954.


In good condition with some minor wear and scratching to the gold and platinum throughout, not evident when worn. The colored diamonds range from a brownish orangy yellow to greenish yellow and are predominantly VS clarity. The white diamonds are near-colorless and predominantly VS clarity. The cabochon emerald eye displays a medium slightly yellowish green color and is slightly included. Gross weight approximately 7 dwts. Signed on an applied plaque on the reverse, dimensions approximately 1 3/4 by 1 inches. The pendant loop is arranged near the tail of the fish for wear. Accompanied by GIA report no. 6173516867 stating that two diamonds tested at random are of natural color.
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by GIA report no. 6173516867 stating that two diamonds tested at random are of natural color.

A salmon brooch of similar design, originally purchased by Norman S. Woolworth, is illustrated in Yard: The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. Yard by Natasha Kuzmanovic, page 117.