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Emerald and Diamond Bracelet

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 USD

Property from the Collection of Myles Hobart Crocker, Cary, North Carolina

Emerald and Diamond Bracelet

Emerald and Diamond Bracelet

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 USD

Lot sold:

327,600

USD

Property from the Collection of Myles Hobart Crocker, Cary, North Carolina

Emerald and Diamond Bracelet


Set with six emerald-cut emeralds weighing a total of 37.81 carats, spaced by old European-cut diamonds, the openwork clasp embellished with old European and single-cut diamonds, length 7 inches.

In good condition, the mounting with signs of wear including light surface scratches, not noticeable when worn. Mounting tests as platinum. The emerald mountings stamped from female clasp end 3.51, 7.42, 8.21, 7.70, 5.76 and 5.21, referring to the carat weights of the emeralds. The emeralds are medium to medium deep very slightly bluish green, slightly to moderately included, with a few tiny surface inclusions or cavities. The 7 largest diamonds, estimated to weigh a total of approximately 12.75 carats, are approximately G-I color, VS-SI clarity. The accenting diamonds on the clasp bright and lively. Clasp is fitted with a safety closure and closes securely.

The present bracelet has been passed down through several generations of the Crocker family whose patriarch, Charles Crocker (1822-1888), was one of the “Big Four” founders of the western branch of the Transcontinental Railroad as well as a renowned banker, real estate speculator, and resident of San Francisco.
Accompanied by AGL report no. 1112369 dated January 29, 2021 stating that the emeralds are of Colombian origin, clarity enhancement: minor, type: traditional.