PAIR OF AMETHYST, TURQUOISE, SPINEL AND MULTI-COLORED SAPPHIRE EARCLIPS, DAVID MICHAEL | 紫水晶配綠松石、尖晶石及彩色剛玉耳環一對，David Michael
Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD
PAIR OF AMETHYST, TURQUOISE, SPINEL AND MULTI-COLORED SAPPHIRE EARCLIPS, DAVID MICHAEL
Of stylized design, set with two square emerald-cut amethysts, accented by numerous round multi-colored sapphires, terminated by turquoise cabochons, topped by two pear-shaped pink spinels together weighing 3.68 carats, signed DM. Fitted with posts. With signed case and box.
Accompanied by Spectra Gem Laboratory report no. 503 dated February 19, 2018 stating that the two spinels have no indications of heating.
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from David Michael.
In very good condition. Stamped 18ct for 18 karat gold and additionally mounted in silver. The two amethysts stated to weigh 27.04 carats are medium purple color, eye-clean and well-matched for size and color. The turquoise cabochons are medium slightly greenish blue color, a few with light matrix to the reverse of the cabochon. The multi-colored sapphires stated to weigh 8.66 carats range from medium strongly purplish pink to medium light pink color, eye-clean to slightly included. The two spinels stated to weigh 3.68 carats are medium light orangy pink color, eye-clean. Dimensions 1⅞ x 1½ inches. Fitted with posts for pierced ears. Accompanied by Spectra Gem Laboratory report no. 503 dated February 19, 2018 stating that the two spinels have no indications of heating. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from David Michael.
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Based on Australia’s Gold Coast, the creative team of 'David Michael' is one that was forged at birth. Twin brothers Michael and David’s first love has always been art with an early focus on jewelry inherited from their father, also a jeweler. ‘David Michael’ creates each one of their jewels by hand: from concept through completion not a single aspect of the jewelers’ art is delegated to a machine. Beginning with a watercolor rendering and finishing with meticulous hand setting of gemstones, each piece is an expression of their unique vision, appreciation of rare materials and interpretation beautiful forms. The result is approximately fifteen unique works each year that are admired for their unsurpassed craftsmanship and extraordinary beauty in the same way spectacular handmade jewels of the past have been valued for generations. The ‘David Michael’ creative is driven by a strong connection to nature and the beauty of what surrounds us all: creatures, flowers, plants and other natural forms. Whether an orchid, a branch of cherry blossoms or a fantasy koi pond, their attention to detail, painterly use of colored stones and randomly-sized, precisely pavé-set diamonds elevate ‘David Michael’ jewels within the crowded world of contemporary designers.