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David Webb

Turquoise and Diamond Necklace

Property of the June Barrymore Ash Trust

David Webb

David Webb

Turquoise and Diamond Necklace

Turquoise and Diamond Necklace

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Suspending a fringe of pear-shaped turquoise cabochons, accented with round and single-cut diamonds, highlighted with gold foliate motifs.

  • Diamonds weighing a total of approximately 8.75 carats
  • Length 15 inches
  • Signed Webb
  • 18 karat gold and platinum
  • Circa 1960
  • Gross weight approximately 76 dwts

In good condition, the mounting with signs of light wear including surface scratches and small nicks, and some minor discoloration to the gold, not noticeable when worn. Signature, located on the tongue clasp end, is partially obscured. Stamped 18k; white metal tests as platinum. The turquoises measuring from approximately 25.1 x 17.1 x 7.8 mm to 8.9 x 6.2 x 3.4 mm, are medium green to greenish blue, many with greenish discoloration, and some with matrix visible, predominantly to the reverse. Diamond weight stated in the catalogue description approximated using measurements. The diamonds are approximately G-I color, VS-SI clarity with a couple I1 clarity examples. Clasp closes securely, although safety closure does not click in place.

Sotheby’s, December 9, 2020, Property from the Collection of Marylou Whitney, lot 206