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David Webb

Gold, Jade and Ruby Necklace | David Webb | 黃金配玉及紅寶石項鏈

Eternal Style: A Private American Collection

David Webb

David Webb

Gold, Jade and Ruby Necklace | David Webb | 黃金配玉及紅寶石項鏈

Gold, Jade and Ruby Necklace | David Webb | 黃金配玉及紅寶石項鏈

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Eternal Style: A Private American Collection

David Webb | Gold, Jade and Ruby Necklace


David Webb | 黃金配玉及紅寶石項鏈


Featuring three carved green nephrite plaques with Pre-Columbian motifs, suspending a carved light green jade plaque with Chinese motifs, accented by cabochon rubies, on a hammered gold link necklace, gross weight approximately 260 dwts, internal circumference 15½ inches, signed Webb; circa 1972.

In good condition, the gold with evidence of light wear and discoloration to the texturing of the gold in spots. Stamped 18K. The nephrite is medium grayish green, semi-translucent with dark inclusions scattered throughout. The light green jade is semi-translucent, with cloudy inclusions. The rubies measuring approximately 12.8 x 10.2 x 7.3 and 12.2 x 9.6 mm (depth measurement not obtainable on second ruby) are medium deep slightly purplish red, heavily included with surface-reaching inclusions, as is typical of cabochons. Pendant dimensions approximately 2¾ x 2¼ inches. Width of necklace at widest point approximately 2 inches. Foldover clasp closes securely.



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Please note this necklace is being considered for inclusion in a forthcoming book on David Webb authored by Ruth Peltason.

The necklace offered here is featured on model Kitty Hawks in VOGUE's February 1972 article The Dark of the Night.