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    Diamond, Multi-Stone, Gold Brooch, Wempe
    The parrot brooch features full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.70 carat, enhanced by calibré-cut rubies weighing a total of approximately 0.85 carat, blue sapphires weighing a total of approximately 2.15 carats, yellow sapphires weighing a total of approximately 0.35 carat, and tsavorite garnets weighing a total of approximately 2.55 carats, accented by ruby cabochons, set in 18k gold, marked Wempe. Gross weight 18.10 grams.
    Dimensions: 1-3/4 inches x 1-1/4 inches


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

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): ruby, sapphire, tsavorite garnet
    Shape(s): calibré-cut
    Count: 100+
    Avg Quality: Fine

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: The colors are vibrant and lively. Very exciting. Brooch is completed by a two-pronged pinstem on the reserve. One parrot is a little loose on its perch. Marked 750.

    Wempe: Watchmaker Gerhard Diedrich Wilhelm Wempe founded his own company in 1878 at age 21 in Elsfleth, Germany, with only eighty deutsche marks. Herbert Wempe took over when Gerhard passed away in 1921. By 1953, there were five Wempe stores in Hamburg, and the company expanded further within Germany during the 1960’s, when jewelry was in high demand. By this time, Hellmut Wempe had assumed responsibility for the company, and in 1980, he made the bold move of bringing Wempe to Fifth Avenue in New York City during one of Germany’s worst recessions. In the 1990’s, Wempe opened a shop on London’s New Bond Street, as well as on luxury cruise ships. Under the leadership of Kim-Eva Wempe, the company expanded further, becoming a well-known international fourth-generation brand. In 2013, Wempe opened its first boutique in Asia. Wempe jewelry is known for having proud, sensual, timeless designs, and it is known for its 1942 patent on an all-in-one chronometer for watches, still being used today.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    11th Monday
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