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    Ruby, Diamond, Platinum Brooch
    The brooch features round and oval-shaped ruby cabochons weighing a total of approximately 31.00 carats, enhanced by full and single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 2.50 carats, set in platinum, attributed to Laykin et Cie. Gross weight 50.60 grams.
    Dimensions: 4-1/2 inches x 2-5/8 inches

    Property from the Personal Collection of Shirley Temple Black


    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Full-cut, Single-cut
    Count: 51 - 75

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Ruby
    Shape(s): Cabochon, Oval-shaped Cabochon
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Platinum

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Metal tests as platinum. Completed by a double pinstem and catch. Brooch was purchased in Los Angeles in 1938. Appraised by Laykin et Cie, I. Magnin & Co. on January 1, 1970 for $11,550. Ruby cabochons measure 5.75 - 5.90 x 3.75 mm to 6.70 - 6.85 x 4.20 mm. Oval-shaped ruby cabochons measure 6.70 x 5.25 x 3.75 mm to 8.85 x 6.10 x 4.25 mm.
    Laykin et Cie: Known as the designer-to-the-stars, Laykin et Cie was founded in 1932 by Soloman W. Laykin on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California. During the time of Hollywood Glamour from the 1930’s to early 1970’s, the company rose to success by supplying movie stars with jewels. The pieces quickly became a favorite among celebrities. Laykin et Cie jewelry is featured in nine Hollywood productions, and can be seen adorning starlets Lana Turner, Mae West, Doris Day, and Gloria Swanson.

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    December, 2016
    5th Monday
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