MICHELE DELLA VALLE | SPINEL, RUBY AND DIAMOND NECKLACE
MICHELE DELLA VALLE
SPINEL, RUBY AND DIAMOND NECKLACE
Composed of six rows of spinel beads, highlighted with a carved ruby clasp stated to weigh approximately 18.01 carats, surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds, shortest row measuring approximately 440mm, signed MdV for Michele della Valle, Italian maker's mark and assay mark for gold.
spinel, ruby, diamond, gold
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Signed MdV for Michele della Valle. Italian assay mark for 18 carat gold, and Italian maker's mark. Spinels stated to weigh a total of approximately 320 - 330 carats, medium-strong saturation, well matched in colour, minor chips and nicks, some with surface-reaching inclusions. Ruby stated to weigh approximately 18.01 carats pinkish-red of medium saturation with typical inclusions, some surface-reaching. Diamonds stated to weigh a total of approximately 1.10 - 1.30 carats, H-I colour, VS clarity. Condition as new. Total approximate weight 72 grams. Central bead measuring approximately 3.30mm.
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