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PAIR OF TOPAZ AND DIAMOND EARRINGS, MID 19TH CENTURY AND LATER

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Estimate:

70,000 to - 90,000 CHF

Property of a Lady of Title

PAIR OF TOPAZ AND DIAMOND EARRINGS, MID 19TH CENTURY AND LATER

PAIR OF TOPAZ AND DIAMOND EARRINGS, MID 19TH CENTURY AND LATER

Estimate:

70,000 to - 90,000 CHF

Lot sold:

187,500

CHF

Property of a Lady of Title

PAIR OF TOPAZ AND DIAMOND EARRINGS, MID 19TH CENTURY AND LATER


Of girandole design, each composed of foliate scrolls set with cushion-shaped diamonds, suspending three detachable pear-shaped diamond pendants, interchangeable with a later set of pear-shaped topaz pendants, later post fittings.


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Composite piece, incorporating mid 19th century elements and later (modern) alterations and additions. Approximate measurements, calculated weights and estimated grades of pear-shaped diamonds are as follows:

13.7    x 10 x 5mm, 4.09 carats, I colour, I1 clarity

11.6 x 8.9 x 5.4mm,   3.55 carats, J colour SI2 clarity

12 x 8.8 x 4.65mm, 2.97 carats, J colour, VS2 clarity

12.8    x 10.1 x 4.2mm, 3.28 carats, G colour, SI2 clarity

11.5    x 8.25 x 5.2mm, 3.05 carats, H colour, VS2 clarity

11.5 x 8.5 x 4.5mm,   2.67 carats, I colour, SI1 clarity


Fluorescence faint to medium/strong blue. Estimated total remaining diamond weight approximately 3.00 - 4.00 carats. Largest topaz drop measuring approximately 19.7 x 13.1 x 8.1mm, calculated to weigh approximately 13.18 carats. Overall length of earrings approximately 50mm, combined gross weight approximsately 19.3 grams. Discoloration to metal consistent with age. Overall in good condition.


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