GOLD, RUBY, SAPPHIRE AND EMERALD CUFF-BRACELET, ZOLOTAS
The hinged cuff designed as a pair of textured gold octopuses, their eyes set with round emeralds, centered on a curved line of round sapphires and a cabochon ruby, gross weight approximately 40 dwts, internal circumference 6 inches, with maker's mark.
In overall fair to good condition with minor scuffs and surface scratches to the mounting, and a few small areas of discoloration to the metal, not noticeable when worn. The hinges appear to be later replacements composed of base metal, and bracelet is out of round and would benefit from the attention of a jeweler. The emeralds are medium light slightly bluish green, heavily included, a couple with chips to the crown noticeable under 10x magnification. The sapphires are medium very slightly violetish blue, heavily included with surface reaching inclusions and abrasions to the surface. The ruby is medium slightly purplish red, heavily included with surface reaching inclusions, as is typical for cabochons. Fits a small wrist. Width at widest point measures approximately 1¼ inches.
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