DIAMOND NECKLACE, ILIAS LALAOUNIS
The hinged collar set to the front with brilliant- and single-cut diamonds, inner circumference approximately 380mm, partial maker's mark for Ilias Lalaounis.
Stamped with maker's mark A21 and partial maker's mark for Ilias Lalaounis, and 750. Estimated total diamond weight approximately 1.80-2.20 carats. Hinge with good tension. Gross weight approximately 71 grams. Overall condition good.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones.
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Cf.: Ilias Lalaounis, Metamorphoses, Greece, 1984, pg. 303, for an illustration of a necklace of similar design.