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    Antique Diamond, Multi-Stone, Enamel, Silver-Topped Gold Necklace, Emile Froment-Meurice
    The choker features European and mine-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 4.65 carats, enhanced by round-cut rubies weighing a total of approximately 2.00 carats, embellished with round-cut sapphires weighing a total of approximately 2.30 carats, accented by round and cushion-shaped emeralds weighing a total of approximately 1.40 carats, complemented by enamel applied on 18k gold, and rose-cut diamonds measuring 1.65 x 1.60 mm to 2.50 x 2.00 mm, set in silver-topped gold. Gross weight 128.50 grams.
    Dimensions: 13 inches x 1-1/2 inches

    Katherine Purcell, Henri Vever: French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century, p. 960, col. pl. 104 and p. 1077.

    (This choker is attributed to Emile Froment-Meurice by Henri Vever and is illustrated in La Bijouterie Francaise au XIXe Siècle,Volume III, p. 585. It was shown at the Paris Exhibition in 1900. The choker is unsigned because the clasp was changed).

    Condition Report*:

    Avg Color: M+
    Avg Clarity: SI
    Shape(s): European-cut, Rose-cut
    Count: 100+

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald
    Shape(s): Round-cut, Cushion-shaped
    Count: 26 - 50
    Avg Quality: Good

    Silver-Topped Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Piece is not signed, but is attributed to Emile Froment-Meurice. Published in the book "French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century". An enthralling choker with a wonderful combination of enamel flowers and precious stones. Gold tests as 18k. European-cut diamonds fall into the J-K-L color range. One rose-cut diamond is missing. Comes in a fitted velvet box.

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    December, 2016
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