Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia | Light Pink Diamond, Gem Set and Diamond Brooch | 前南斯拉夫Dimitri王子 | 4.36克拉 淡粉紅色鑽石 配 寳石 及 鑽石 胸針
Property Of An Important Private Collector
Property Of An Important Private Collector
Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia | Light Pink Diamond, Gem Set and Diamond Brooch
前南斯拉夫Dimitri王子 | 4.36克拉 淡粉紅色鑽石 配 寳石 及 鑽石 胸針
Designed as an articulated scroll suspending a paisley-shaped floral pendant, set with a pear-shaped light pink diamond weighing 4.36 carats, embellished with variously-shaped diamonds, diamonds of yellow tint, rubies, pink and green sapphires and green garnets, mounted in 18 karat pink gold and platinum, the reverse of the stem inscribed: all religions, art and science are branches of the same tree. EINSTEIN, signed with Prince Dimitri monogram, numbered.
Accompanied by GIA report no. 15768432, dated 21 March 2007, stating that the 4.36 carat diamond is Light Pink, Natural Colour, VS2 Clarity. Please note that the diamonds of yellow tint have not been tested for natural colour origin.
Accompanied by GIA report no. 15768432, dated 21 March 2007, stating that the 4.36 carat diamond is Light Pink, Natural Colour, VS2 Clarity. Please refer to the report for further details. Please note that the diamonds of yellow tint have not been tested for natural colour origin. Signed with Prince Dimitri monogram, numbered B703. Stamped 750 and Plat for 18K pink gold and platinum respectively. Inscribed "All religions, art and science are branches of the same tree. EINSTEIN". Diamonds and gemstones estimated to weigh approximately 18.00-19.00 and 19.00-21.00 carats in total respectively. Rubies are of medium deep red to purplish red colour and medium strong to strong saturation, with typical inclusions, some nicks, minor chips and abrasions. Pink sapphires are of medium purplish pink colour and medium-strong to strong saturation, with minor typical inclusions, some nicks and abrasions. Green garnets and green sapphires are of light to medium light, yellowish green to green colour and medium-low to low saturation, with minor typical inclusions. Coloured diamonds are of greenish yellow colour, VS-SI clarity. Near-colourless diamonds are about F-G colour, VVS-VS clarity, as graded in the mounting. Signs of minor wear to the metal. Overall in very good condition.
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Cf.: Prince Dimitri and Lavinia Branca Snyder, Once Upon a Diamond: A Family Tradition of Royal Jewels, New York, 2020, cover and pgs. 208-209 for an illustration of this brooch.