Silver-Topped Gold, Emerald and Diamond Pendant-Brooch [黃金鍍銀鑲祖母綠配鑽石吊墜 / 別針]
Extraordinary Jewels from the Collection of Cecile Zilkha
Silver-Topped Gold, Emerald and Diamond Pendant-Brooch
[ 黃金鍍銀鑲祖母綠配鑽石吊墜 / 別針]
Suspending a pear-shaped emerald weighing approximately 11.30 carats, framed and accented by old European, old mine and rose-cut diamonds, surmounted by a square emerald-cut emerald weighing approximately 11.95 carats, highlighted by old European and rose-cut diamonds, further topped by a bow set with old European, old mine and rose-cut diamonds, the mounting inscribed 'To my beloved child Fanny, on the most eventful day of her life, V.L. July 12th 1843,'pendants detachable; circa 1840. With fitted R. & S. Garrard & Co. case.
In good condition, with minor wear to the mounting, commensurate with age. Mounted in silver-topped gold. The reverse of the emerald mounts chased; the square emerald-cut emerald reverse inscribed. The emeralds medium to medium deep slightly bluish green in hue, moderately deep in tone and strong in saturation, moderately included with scattered eye-visible inclusions in both stones, some surface-reaching inclusions. The diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 15.00 carats, approximately I-K color, a few examples M+ color, VS-SI clarity. Both emerald pendants detachable for wear with the bow surmount. Total length approximately 3½ inches. Accompanied by AGL report no. 1106187 dated January 21, 2020 stating that the emeralds are of Colombian origin, clarity enhancement: minor, type: traditional.
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