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Hemmerle

Pair of Ancient Coin and Colored Diamond Pendant-Earclips

Estimate:

25,000

to
- 35,000 USD

Hemmerle

Hemmerle

Pair of Ancient Coin and Colored Diamond Pendant-Earclips

Pair of Ancient Coin and Colored Diamond Pendant-Earclips

Estimate:

25,000

to
- 35,000 USD

Lot sold:

60,480

USD

Hemmerle

Pair of Ancient Coin and Colored Diamond Pendant-Earclips


suspending two ancient bronze coins, one depicting Augustus (80-81 AD), the other Vespasian (77-78 AD), within brushed copper frames, from domed surmounts reverse-set with round diamonds of green and brown hue

fitted with posts

together with signed box

signed Hemmerle, with maker's marks


In very good condition, the coins with some discoloration and patina, commensurate with age and wear. Stamped AU 750 for 18 karat (white) gold, Cu for copper and Zn for zinc. The diamonds of green hue are approximately Fancy Yellowish Green, approximately VS-SI clarity and stated to weigh 3.38 carats. The diamonds of brown hue are approximately Fancy Brown, approximately VS-SI clarity and stated to weigh 3.50 carats. Length approximately 1¾ inches. Total gross weight approximately 28 dwts. Fitted with posts for wear on pierced ears. Please note that the diamonds of green and brown hue have not been tested for natural origin of color. A copy of Hemmerle Export Invoice dated April 7, 2015 is available upon request.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Please note that the diamonds of green and brown hue have not been tested for natural origin of color.