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DE BEERS | GOLD-PLATED HOURGLASS WITH FLOATING DIAMONDS CIRCA 2000

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DE BEERS | GOLD-PLATED HOURGLASS WITH FLOATING DIAMONDS CIRCA 2000

DE BEERS | GOLD-PLATED HOURGLASS WITH FLOATING DIAMONDS CIRCA 2000

DE BEERS


GOLD-PLATED HOURGLASS WITH FLOATING DIAMONDS

CIRCA 2000


Case: gold plated brass symmetrical stand with 4 turned pillars to circular caps

Size: 7 cm diameter, 15 cm height 

Signed: both ends

Accessories: De Beers fitted box


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In good overall condition with signs of use and fine tarnish visible with the naked eye.


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Shimmering and dazzling, this hour glass timer contains a cascade of over 2000 natural rough cut diamonds that weigh approximately 36 carats in total. The diamonds are suspended in silicone fluid with a 10 minute interval. This elegant timer allows the owner to measure the passage of time in the most poetic and joyful way.