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Giovane

Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond Necklace and Pair of Pendant-Earclips

Property of a West Coast Philanthropist

Giovane

Giovane

Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond Necklace and Pair of Pendant-Earclips

Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond Necklace and Pair of Pendant-Earclips

The necklace composed of nine strands of sapphire beads terminating in a detachable tassel, interspersed with trios of cabochon emeralds, the tassel topped by cabochon emeralds and sapphires, framed and accented by round diamonds, together with a matching pair of pendant-earclips similarly featuring detachable tassels.

  • Diamonds weighing a total of approximately 18.00 carats
  • Necklace length 16¾ inches, earclip length 3⅞ inches
  • Each signed Giovane, Italy
  • 18 karat gold
  • Earclips fitted with retractable posts

Each in good condition, the mountings with signs of wear including faint surface scratches, the gold with areas of warm patina, and the string slightly loose on the earclips and necklace and may benefit from restringing by a jeweler. Italian assay marks for 18 karat gold. Diamond weight stated in catalogue description approximated using measurements. Diamonds are approximately G-H color, VS-SI clarity. The sapphires are medium light to medium deep slightly violetish blue, the beads heavily included, the cabochons moderately to heavily included. The emeralds are medium deep slightly bluish green to green, heavily included. Gross weight of the necklace approximately 171 dwts; gross weight of the earclips approximately 71 dwts. Necklace clasp closes securely.


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