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    Art Deco Ceylon Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum Ring, Marcus & Co.
    The ring features an oval-shaped sapphire cabochon measuring 10.20 x 8.00 x 7.58 mm and weighing approximately 5.50 carats, enhanced by European-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.40 carats, set in platinum, marked Marcus. An AGL report # 1096293, dated October 26, 2018, stating Natural Corundum, Origin Ceylon (Sri Lanka), No Gemological Evidence of Heat, Clarity Enhancement: None, accompanies the sapphire. Gross weight 6.50 grams.
    Size: 4-1/2 (sizeable)

    Property Formerly from the Estate of Anna Beth Sully




    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): European-cut
    Count: 26 - 50

    Colored Gems:

    Certified Gems:
    Gem: 1
    Lab: AGL
    Certification #: 1096293
    Shape: Oval-shaped Cabochon
    Origin: Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
    Treatment: No Gemological Evidence of Heat, Clarity Enhancement: None
    Type: Natural Corundum

    Metals:
    Platinum

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A show-stopping ring! Marked MARCUS. The sapphire is abraded and very slightly loose in the setting, some of the diamonds are nicked and chipped.
    Marcus & Co.: Dresden jeweler Hermann Marcus left Germany for New York in the 1850s. He worked for Tiffany & Co., followed by Ball, Black and Company before partnering with Theodore B. Star in the firm, Star and Marcus. Following a brief return to Tiffany’s, he entered into partnership with his son William's business in 1884. The name officially became Marcus & Company in 1892. The firm rose to prominence during the 1920s and 1930s. They manufactured expensive diamond jewels as well as artistic jewelry featuring plique-a-jour enamel in the Art Nouveau style. Famous for their spectacular flower brooches: pansies, morning glories, orchids, et al, the company flourished during the Art Nouveau era. Along with their New York office, they operated branches in Paris, Bombay, Palm Beach and London. The business merged with Black, Starr & Frost in 1962.

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    December, 2018
    3rd Monday
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