Emerald and diamond necklace
Emerald and diamond necklace
The necklace designed as a series of step-cut emerald and brilliant-cut diamond clusters interspersed by marquise-cut diamonds, suspending two detachable pendants, the first set with a cushion-shaped emerald within an oval and circular-cut emerald surround, framed by brilliant-cut and pear-shaped diamonds, the reverse set with circular-cut tsavorite garnets, the second pendant designed as an openwork tassel set with a tapered step-cut emerald, circular-cut emeralds and brilliant-cut diamonds, issuing a pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamond cluster drop, the reverse set with circular-cut tsavorite garnets, length approximately 429mm.
Accompanied by GRS report no. GRS2018-048804, stating that the principal step/brilliant-cut emerald weighing 8.72 carats, is of Zambian origin, with minor clarity enhancement.
Marked Au750 in three places. Reverse of necklace further marked on cluster closest to the pendant 'Au750, E5.04ct, e25.576ct, PD1.002ct, MD3.789ct, RD11.012ct'. Reverse of first pendant marked 'Au750, E8.728ct, e6.028ct, PD1.550ct, RD4.208ct', to indicate carat weights. Principal pear-shaped diamond estimated to be approximately H-I colour and SI1 clarity, remaining diamonds estimated to be approximately H-I colour, VS2-SI1 clarity. Emeralds with some surface reaching inclusions, minor abrasions and some small chips to facet edges on smaller emeralds. Further approximate lengths: 1st pendant 39mm, 2nd pendant 74mm. Gross weight approximately 115.4g. Overall in good condition.
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