Gem Set Necklace
Design as a fringe necklace, set with variously shaped green and pink tourmalines, imperial topazes and green chrysoberyls, mounted in 18 karat yellow gold, length approximately 430mm.
Stamped 18K and 750 for 18 karat yellow gold, and 148.80ct referring to the total weight of the gemstones. Step-cut green tourmalines are of medium deep yellowish green colour and medium to medium-strong saturation, mainly loupe-clean, a few with minor typical natural inclusions, a few very minor chips. Oval, pear- and heart-shaped pink tourmalines are of medium purplish pink colour and medium-light to strong saturation, with minor typical natural inclusions, and a few nicks and minor abrasions. Cushion-shaped and oval imperial topazes are of medium light tone, orange to pinkish orange colour and low to medium-low saturation, mainly loupe-clean, a few eye-clean with minor typical natural inclusions, and a few nicks. Circular-cut chrysoberyls are of light bluish green to green colour and low saturation, some with indistinct colour-change effect, with minor typical natural inclusions and a few nicks. Metal in near new condition. Overall in excellent condition.
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