A sphene, benitoite and green garnet brooch
Lot 53
A sphene, benitoite and green garnet brooch
Sold for £562 (US$ 957) inc. premium
Auction Details
Jewellery Oxford
17 Jul 2012 11:00 BST

Auction 19836
Lot Details
A sphene, benitoite and green garnet brooch
Of stylised scroll design, claw set with graduated circular mixed-cut sphenes and green garnets, accented with a circular mixed-cut benitoite, yellow precious metal mounted, in fitted case signed 'B. J. Tully, Gem Specialist, 10A New Bond St', length 4.4cm.

Footnotes

  • B. J. Tully was a renowned and respected gemmologist and jeweller, who designed the Tully refractometer in 1925, a table instrument used to test the refractive index of gemstones. Tully was the first Director of Examinations for The Gemmological Association of Great Britain, who have since introduced the Tully Medal in his honour, a prize awarded to outstanding students of their Diploma course.

    See also back cover illustration.
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