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    Blister Pearl, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Brooch, Sterlé, French
    The hummingbird brooch features a blister pearl measuring 25.30 x 15.00 mm, enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.85 carat, set in platinum and 18k gold, marked Sterlé, 7453, French hallmarks. Gross weight 19.40 grams.
    Dimensions: 1-1/2 inches x 3-3/4 inches

    Property of a Texas Lady

    *Reference the book Sterlé Joaillier Paris.

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): full-cut
    Count: 1 - 25


    Pearl: 1
    Shape: Half Pearl
    Color: Cream
    Overtone: Rose
    Luster: Good
    Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Count: 1
    Size: 23.50 x 15.00 mm


    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Birds of a feather look fabulous together! This impressive Sterlé brooch is completed by a double pinstem and catch on the reverse. Marked with French hallmarks for platinum and 18k gold, STERLE PARIS, 7453 with hallmark for Sterlé et Cie.
    Sterlé: Parisian Pierre Sterlé (1905-1978) grew up in the jewelry business. In 1934, he opened his own business, creating jewelry for such famed houses as Boucheron and Chaumet. Sterlé’s popularity peaked in the 1940s and 1950s. He was a major award winning designer notable for his innovative approach to design using baguette-cut diamonds and colored gemstones in sweeping, curling lines. His love of nature played out in his favorite motifs: birds, flowers, leaves, arrows, feathers and bows. Aside from the sheer beauty and grace of Sterle’s work, his greatest contribution to the jewelry industry was the invention of a gold plaiting technique called Til d’ange in 1957, permitting the creation of fringes, manes, tails, and flower accents. Chaumet purchased the firm from Sterlé in 1976.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2019
    23rd Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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