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Emerald, Ruby, Cultured Pearl and Diamond Necklace

Property of a West Coast Philanthropist

Emerald, Ruby, Cultured Pearl and Diamond Necklace

Emerald, Ruby, Cultured Pearl and Diamond Necklace

Designed as a torsade composed of tumbled and fluted emerald beads, polished and fluted ruby beads, interspersed with baroque cultured pearls, textured gold beads and rondelles set with round emeralds, completed by a gold clasp decorated with round rubies, emeralds and diamonds.

  • Diamonds weighing a total of approximately 3.90 carats
  • Length 19½ inches
  • 14 karat gold
  • One emerald missing

In good condition, the gold with signs of wear including scratches and light scuffs, and a few small areas of discoloration, and one round emerald missing from the clasp, not noticeable when worn. Clasp tongue stamped 14K. The emerald and ruby beads are heavily included and of decorative quality, as is typical of beads. The round emeralds are medium deep green to slightly bluish green, moderately to heavily included. The round rubies are medium to deep purplish red, slightly to moderately included. Diamond weight stated in catalogue description approximated using measurements. Diamonds are approximately H-K color, SI-I clarity. Gross weight approximately 273 dwts. Clasp closes securely.


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