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    Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Platinum, Gold Brooch, Donald Claflin for Tiffany & Co.
    The brooch features a rectangular cushion-cut amethyst measuring 21.75 x 28.00 x 17.25 mm and weighing approximately 61.00 carats, enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 5.80 carats, accented by emerald cabochons, set in platinum and 18k gold, completed by a double pinstem and catch, marked Tiffany & Co., 19357295. Gross weight 37.21 grams.
    Dimensions: 1-3/4 inches x 1-5/8 inches

    Featured in the 2005 - 2006 Tiffany Blue Book


    Donald Claflin made his mark as a jewelry designer at the David Webb studios before joining Tiffany & Co. in 1966. In addition to creating whimsical jeweled studies of animals and popular characters found in such classic books as Alice in Wonderland, Claflin was also the first jewelry designer to incorporate tanzanite into his jewelry designs. When first discovered, tanzanite production was purchased by Tiffany & Co. and only a recognized designer of Claflin's stature could do justice to the newly discovered gemstone.


    Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000.

    Condition Report*: Designer: Donald Claflin for Tiffany & Co.
    Diamond Average Color: D-E-F
    Diamond Average Clarity: VS
    Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
    Diamond Count: 26 - 50
    Gem Type: Amethyst, Emerald
    Gem Average Clarity: Fine
    Gem Shape: Rectangular Cushion-cut, Cabochon
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Excellent
    Notes: Original retail price $35,000. Comes with signed Tiffany & Co. box. Emeralds measure 3.00 mm.
    Donald Claflin: Donald Claflin was a designer with a spectacular mind for whimsical design. He honed his craft working for David Webb, prior to joining Tiffany & Co. Throughout the late 1960s and 1970s, Claflin’s fantasy based creations explored the Seven Wonders, character’s from children’s books, sea creatures and fairy tale imagery. He is well recognized for his strawberry jewel line and his signature criss cross ring design. After an eleven-year creative partnership, Claflin let Tiffany for Bvlgari where he worked until his death in 1979.

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    December, 2014
    9th-10th Tuesday-Wednesday
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