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    Chaumet South Sea Cultured Pearl, Shell, Diamond, Gold Brooch
    18k white gold with abalone shell petals, approximately 4.25 carats total weight of diamonds and a South Sea cultured pearl.
    Dimensions: 3-3/4 inches x 2-7/16 inches


    Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000.

    Condition Report*: Designer: Chaumet
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: VS
    Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
    Diamond Count: 100+
    Gem Type: Abalone shell
    Gem Average Clarity: Fine
    Gem Shape: Carved
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Pearl Type: South Sea
    Pearl Surface: Smooth
    Pearl Shape: Round
    Pearl Color: Silver
    Pearl Luster: Good
    Pearl Count: 1
    Pearl Size: 14.70 mm
    Notes: Marked "Chaumet, 877480". Completed by a double pinstem and catch on the reverse. Gross weight 53.10 grams.
    Chaumet: Founded by Etienne Nitot in 1870, the small Parisian firm became famous as jewelers to the aristocracy. Joseph Chaumet, joined the firm by marriage in the mid 1870s, assumed the corporate leadership in 1885, later renaming the firm. Joseph Chaumet’s creativity, and naturalistic approach created romantic jewels catapulting him to the pinnacle of Belle Epoque design where aigrettes and tiaras became the company’s signature items. The firm has remained under the leadership of the Chaumet descendents who maintain an eye for supreme style and quality. Through the 1960s and 1970s, Chaumet's animal and flower jewels were prominent. The firm expanded its market share introducing watch designs that while contemporary carry the same classic lines that make Chaumet one of the most sought after designers. Chaumet operates offices in Paris, New York, and London.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    22nd Monday
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