An Exceptional and Extremely Rare 'Imperial Green' Jadeite Bead, Diamond and Ruby Necklace | 稀世珍罕 天然「帝王綠」翡翠珠 配 鑽石 及 紅寶石 項鏈
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An Exceptional and Extremely Rare 'Imperial Green' Jadeite Bead, Diamond and Ruby Necklace
稀世珍罕 天然「帝王綠」翡翠珠 配 鑽石 及 紅寶石 項鏈
Composed of forty-one jadeite beads weighing approximately 753.35 carats in total, of intense emerald green colour and very good translucency, completed by a diamond and ruby-set detachable clasp, length approximately 550mm and 520 mm.
Jadeite beads approximately 13.95 - 13.90 x 13.70 to 11.85 - 11.80 x 11.60mm.
Accompanied by Gübelin report and appendix no. 22081208, dated 23 August 2022, stating that the jadeite are with no indications of treatment and may also be called "Type A" in the trade. Gübelin Appendix further stating that '... A matched set of forty-one natural jadeites described in the above mentioned Gübelin Gem Lab reports posses a richly saturated imperial green colouration, combined with the high translucency as well as their fine texture...makes this set of green jadeite necklace a piece of matching beauty and importance.'
Accompanied by Gübelin report and appendix no. 22081208, dated 23 August 2022, stating that the jadeite are with no indications of treatment and may also be called "Type A" in the trade. Please refer to the report and appendix for further details. Metal tested as 18 karat white gold. Jadeite beads are of highly saturated intense emerald green colour, very good translucency, with some clouds, commonly seen in natural jadeite, not noticeable under normal lighting. Diamonds are bright and lively, estimated to weigh approximately 2.50 carats in total, on average about H colour, VS clarity, as gauged and graded in the mount. Rubies are of medium slightly purplish red to red colour, strong saturation, with some typical inclusions and minor abrasions. Overall in very good condition.
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