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    Ceylon Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, Gold Pendant-Brooch, Tiffany & Co.
    The pendant-brooch features a cushion-shaped pink sapphire measuring 16.63 x 14.79 x 9.09 mm and weighing 21.49 carats, enhanced by round-cut sapphires weighing a total of approximately 0.90 carat, accented by cabochon and round-cut emeralds weighing a total of approximately 0.65 carat, complemented by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 14.05 carats, set in 18k white and yellow gold, marked Tiffany & Co. An AGL Report # CS 62619 dated August 28, 2014 states Natural Corundum, Pink Sapphire, Origin Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Enhancement Heat (Standard), Color Stability Excellent, with note stating pink sapphires are commonly heated to modify their color and appearance. Also accompanied by GIA Sapphire Report # 17236532 dated May 20, 2008, stating Natural Corundum, Sapphire, with notes stating Indications of Heating (TE), Minor Residues in Cavities. Gross weight 82.60 grams.
    Dimensions: 2-5/16 inches x 2-3/8 inches

    A similar brooch is illustrated in the 1970-1971 Tiffany & Co. Blue Book, page 40, and is attributed to designer Sonia Younis.


    Under the aegis of Gene Moore, Beirut born Sonia Younis climbed the ranks from window dresser to jewelry designer at Tiffany & Co. in the early 1970's. A trip sponsored by Tiffany to study gothic architecture in Europe with Gene Moore inspired her artistic sensibilities, most notably the use of a quatrefoil structure to her designs. Her sculptural jewels are in great demand, although seldom seen at auction.


    Estimate: $250,000 - $300,000.

    Condition Report*: Designer: Tiffany & Co
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: VS
    Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
    Diamond Count: 100+
    Gem Type: Sapphire, Emerald
    Gem Certification No: 17236532, CS 62619
    Gem Lab: GIA, AGL
    Gem Average Clarity: Fine
    Gem Shape: Cushion-shaped, Round-cut, Cabochon
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Excellent
    Notes: Center sapphire weight is known. Marked "Tiffany & Co" and "18K" on back. Has loops to convert to a slide pendant. A magnificent pendant-brooch that is truly a testament to the jeweler's art. One diamond is missing.
    Tiffany & Co.: Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902) founded the firm that bears his name in 1837. The boutique style business retailed stationery, silver, jewelry and objects d'art. With the growth of their jewelry interests, Tiffany soared. The company is credited with revolutionizing the jewelry industry by the invention of the open six-prong diamond setting. By 1907, the son of the founder, Louis Comfort Tiffany, rose to international attention for his profusion of the arts: painting, art glass and jewelry. As Tiffany & Company expanded, they offered select designers the ability to sign their pieces designed for the Tiffany & Co. brand; such as in 1955 Donald Claflin and Jean Schlumberger, in 1967 Angela Cummings, later Elsa Peretti in 1974 and most recently Paloma Picasso in 1980.

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