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    Diamond, Platinum-Topped Gold Brooch, Bailey Banks and Biddle
    The brooch features European-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 5.00 carats, set in platinum-topped 22k gold, marked BB&B, reference # 23589. Gross weight 16.80 grams.
    Dimensions: 2 inches x 1-3/4 inches


    Condition Report*: Designer: Bailey Banks and Biddle
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: SI
    Diamond Shapes: European-cut
    Diamond Count: 26 - 50
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: The diamonds have a clarity range of VS-SI (observed in setting). Accompanied by a signed box from Bailey Banks and Biddle Co., Philadelphia. A collapsible bail on the reverse allows the piece to be worn as a pendant as well.
    Bailey Banks and Biddle: Originating in Philadelphia, the firm was known as Bailey & Kitchen, after the founders Joseph Trowbridge Bailey and Andrew B. Kitchen. When they opened their doors in 1832, the firm specialized in silverware production. Over the years, the firm expanded, developing interests in jewelry and collectibles. In 1878 Joseph T. Bailey II, George Banks, and Samuel Biddle entered into a partnership, renaming the business Bailey, Banks and Biddle. In 1962, the firm became an important component of the Zales group.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2013
    9th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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