Property from the Collection of Mary Duncan Sanford
RUBY, EMERALD, CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND SUITE
Of foliate design, comprising a bracelet set with carved rubies and emeralds, accented by cultured pearls measuring approximately 4.9 to 3.4 mm, highlighted with old European and single-cut diamonds, and ruby and emerald beads inset with round diamonds, internal circumference 7 inches, several diamonds missing and one small carved colored stone missing; a matching clip-brooch, one small diamond missing; and a pair of earclips en suite suspending two cultured pearls measuring approximately 8.8 to 8.5 mm, topped with two additional cultured pearls measuring approximately 8.4 to 8.3 mm; 1930s.
In fair to good condition with scratches to the metal throughout commensurate with wear, the mountings with heavy discoloration and solder from repairs, predominantly to the underside of the pieces. Mountings test as 18 karat (white) gold and platinum. The diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately: 20.00 carats (bracelet), 2.60 carats (brooch), 0.05 carat (earclips); the diamonds are of mixed colors and clarities, ranging from approximately G-J color and VS-I clarity. The bracelet with 5 small missing diamonds and one carved colored stone, the brooch with one small missing diamond (from ruby inset). The rubies are medium light to medium deep strongly purplish red to slightly purplish red, heavily included, with surface reaching inclusions. The emeralds are medium light to medium bluish green, heavily included, with surface reaching inclusions. The cultured pearls are of ivory bodycolor, with fair to good skin, good luster, and some blemishes visible under close inspection. Bracelet width approximately 2 inches. Brooch dimensions approximately 2 x 2½ inches. Earclip length approximately 1⅛ inch.
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