A belle époque ruby and diamond necklace,

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Lot 233
A belle époque ruby and diamond necklace,
circa 1905

Sold for £ 122,500 (US$ 167,143) inc. premium
A belle époque ruby and diamond necklace, circa 1905
The front designed as a rose-cut diamond lattice interspersed with old brilliant and single-cut diamond garlands and cushion-shaped ruby and rose-cut diamond clusters, suspending a fringe of similarly set ruby and diamond drops, the backchain composed of collet-set single-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, diamonds approximately 4.00 carats total (not including rose-cuts), rubies approximately 13.00 carats total, length 40.0cm, fitted Cartier case

Footnotes

  • By family repute, this necklace was purchased from Cartier London.

Saleroom notices

  • Accompanied by a report from GCS stating that the 17 rubies, weighing approximately 23.00 carats in total, are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating. Report number 5775-988, dated 14 November 2014.
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Item contains ruby or jadeite

Please note ruby and jadeite gem stones of Burmese (Myanmar) origin may not be imported into the US. Rubies and jadeite of non-Burmese origin require certification before import into the US.

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