Lot 10
  • 10


25,000 - 35,000 USD
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  • David Webb
Of buckle design, set with a pear-shaped cabochon emerald and a pear-shaped cabochon ruby, encircled by round diamonds, round rubies, round and single-cut emeralds, on a hinged and fluted gold bracelet, gross weight approximately 72 dwts, internal circumference 7 inches, signed Webb; circa 1969.


Illustrated in David Webb, The Quintessential American Jeweler by Ruth Peltason, page 240.


In very good condition, scattered light wear of superficial scratches and scuffs. Stamped Platinum and 18K. The diamonds weighing a total of approximately 3.25 carats are approximately F-G color, predominantly VS clarity. The cabochon ruby measuring approximately 10.0 x 6.5 mm (depth inaccessible) is medium purplish red color, moderately strong saturation, with significant internal surface-reaching fissures and cavities. The round rubies, are a medium deep pinkish red color, predominantly slightly included. The cabochon emerald measuring approximately 13.7 x 10.0 mm (depth inaccessible) is medium slightly bluish green color, translucent clarity due to evenly distributed inclusions. The round emeralds are a medium slightly bluish green color, eye-clean to moderately included. The semi-articulated bracelet measuring approximately ⅞ inch wide at the top. Clasp closes securely.
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