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    Diamond, Nephrite Jade, Enamel, Wood, Gold Brooch, Carvin French
    The Saint Nicholas brooch features full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.15 carat, set in nephrite beads, enhanced by enamel applied to wood and 18k gold, maker's mark for Carvin French. Gross weight 45.40 grams.
    Diameter: 2-3/8 inches


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

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Nephrite, Wood
    Shape(s): Bead, Round
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A beautifully crafted brooch. Maker's mark for Carvin French. Completed by a double pinstem and catch on the reverse.
    Carvin French: Carvin French was cofounded in New York in 1953 by Frenchmen Andre Chervin and Serge Carponcy. The friends and business partners combined their names, Car for Carponcy and vin for Chervin, adding French in homage to their beloved homeland, to create Carvin French. The classically trained French jewelers were skilled craftsman and master enamellists that constructed each piece by hand using only the finest materials. Their standard of excellence in artistry gained such fame that Carvin French was soon commissioned to produce pieces for premier jewelry houses internationally. Affectionately referred to as the "Jeweller's jeweller”, Carvin French manufactured state-of-the-art jewels sold by Cartier, Verdura, Bulgari, Black Star & Frost, Van Cleef & Arpels, Claflin and Harry Winston to name a few. After Serge Carponcy retired in 1983, Andre Chervin maintained control of the firm, moving it from East Fifty-second Street to the current address at 515 Madison Avenue in 1987 where it remains today.

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    September, 2019
    23rd Monday
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