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Ilias Lalaounis

Gold, Ruby, Rock Crystal and Diamond Necklace and Pair of Earclips

Property of a West Coast Philanthropist

Ilias Lalaounis

Ilias Lalaounis

Gold, Ruby, Rock Crystal and Diamond Necklace and Pair of Earclips

Gold, Ruby, Rock Crystal and Diamond Necklace and Pair of Earclips

The necklace featuring four frosted rock crystal plaques within decorative gold frames, centering ruby cabochons, highlighted with round diamonds, together with a pair of matching earclips.

  • Diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.85 carats
  • Necklace length 16 inches, earclip length 1 inch
  • Maker's marks for Ilias Lalaounis
  • 18 karat gold

Each in good condition, the mountings with signs of wear and age including scratches, light scuffs and the necklace with a few small areas of discoloration, not noticeable when worn. Each stamped 750 for 18 karat gold. Diamond weight stated in catalogue description approximated using measurements. Diamonds are approximately H-I color, predominantly SI clarity. The rubies are medium deep strongly purplish red, heavily included, as is typical of cabochons. The frosted rock crystal with a few small chips to the reverse, not visible when worn, otherwise intact and in good condition. Gross weight of the necklace approximately 42 dwts; total gross weight of the earclips approximately 14 dwts. Necklace clasp is fitted with a safety closure and closes securely.


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