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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF IDAMAY SWIFT MINOTTO, THENCE BY DESCENT

Diamond Ring
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 USD
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83

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF IDAMAY SWIFT MINOTTO, THENCE BY DESCENT

Diamond Ring
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Diamond Ring
The twin-stone ring set with a pair of old European-cut diamonds weighing 4.78 and 4.56 carats, the decorative gallery embellished with single-cut diamonds, size 7¾; circa 1925.
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Provenance

Ida May Swift, daughter of Louis F. Swift of the famed Swift Meat Packing Company, was born in 1861 in Lake Forest, Illinois. Miss Swift made her debut into Chicago society, often being called the most beautiful woman in the United States in the pages of the Chicago Tribune. In 1916 she married Count James Minotto from Venice, Italy. They lived in New York City for a time and were there for the birth of their son Demetrius in 1917. Daughter Ida May was born in Lake Forest, Illinois in 1920. In 1925, because of their love of the West, the family purchased a ranch in a remote area of Yavapai County, Arizona. Many celebrities such as Will Rogers, Clark Gable and Betty Davis visited the famous Z Triangle Ranch, home to cowboys, rodeos and evenings filled with music and dancing. Ida May Swift Minotto died in 1943 in Phoenix, Arizona. Her granddaughters still live on ranches in Arizona today.

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by two GIA reports:

No. 5192991057 dated January 16, 2019 stating that the diamond weighing 4.78 carats is J color, VS2 clarity.

No. 5191991051 dated January 16, 2019 stating that the diamond weighing 4.56 carats is J color, VS1 clarity.

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