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Michele della Valle | Ruby and Diamond 'Cuori' Necklace

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Michele della Valle | Ruby and Diamond 'Cuori' Necklace

Michele della Valle | Ruby and Diamond 'Cuori' Necklace

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Lot sold:

37,800

USD

Michele della Valle

Ruby and Diamond 'Cuori' Necklace


Designed as a line of graduated heart motifs, each centering an oval-shaped ruby, pavé-set with round diamonds.

  • Rubies weighing a total of approximately 25.10 carats
  • Diamonds weighing a total of approximately 34.70 carats
  • Length 16½ inches
  • Signed michele della valle
  • Numbered 11886, with maker's mark
  • 18 karat white gold

In good condition, the mounting with light scratching and abrasions commensurate with light wear, not noticeable when worn. Stamped 750 for 18 karat (white) gold. Ruby and diamond weights stated in catalogue description approximated using measurements. The rubies are medium to medium deep, slightly to strongly purplish red, slightly to moderately included, some with minor abrasions to facets. Diamonds are approximately G-H color, VS clarity. Gross weight approximately 60 dwts.


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