Lot 94
  • 94


15,000 - 20,000 USD
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Of buckle design, set with round and baguette diamonds, alternating with links set with calibré-cut rubies, length 7⅝ inches, numbered 1640; circa 1930.


For an illustration of a similar bracelet by William Scheer, please see American Jewelry: Glamour and Tradition by Penny Proddow and Debra Healy, page 120.


In good overall condition, with minor surface scratches to the mounting commensurate with age. The clasp does not close securely and would benefit from the attention of a jeweler. Mounting tests as platinum. The rubies are medium to medium light, slightly purplish red to strongly purplish red, slightly to moderately included, with some surface reaching inclusions and surface abrasions to facet edges visible under 10x magnification. The diamonds, estimated to weigh a total of approximately 13.00 carats, are approximately G-J color, VS-SI clarity. Maximum width approximately ¾ inch. For an illustration of a similar bracelet by William Scheer, please see American Jewelry: Glamour and Tradition by Penny Proddow and Debra Healy, page 120.
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