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    Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Clip-Brooches, Seaman Schepps
    The lot includes a pair of brooches featuring ruby cabochons weighing a total of approximately 8.50 carats, enhanced by cushion-shaped sapphires weighing a total of approximately 11.50 carats, complemented by emerald cabochons weighing a total of approximately 9.00 carats, accented by single, baguette and full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 4.40 carats, set in platinum and 14k gold, marked Seaman Schepps. Gross weight 56.20 grams.
    Dimensions: 2-1/8 inches x 1-1/2 inches (each)


    Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Single, Baguette, Full-cut
    Count: 100+

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald
    Shape(s): Cabochon, Cushion
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Platinum
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Quite the lively pair. Marked SEAMAN SCHEPPS. Completed by double pin stems and catches on the reverse. The rubies and emeralds have surface-reaching inclusions. Total weight of full-cut diamonds is approximately 2.05 carats. Total weight of the baguette-cut diamonds is approximately 1.00 carat. Total weight of the single-cut diamonds is approximately 1.35 carats.
    Seaman Schepps: Seaman Schepps created one of America’s most avant-garde jewelry companies of the 20th century. He started out as a purveyor of jewelry and art objects, prior to designing his own jewels, as of 1926. His boutique in New York City offered one-of-a-kind original designs in the Arts & Crafts Movement. Schepps designed wearable works of art featuring unusual materials, such as shell, ivory, turquoise, wood, coral, rock crystal as well as found materials such as glass. The company reached its zenith in the 1940s and 1950s, where bold animal themed designs graced celebrities and high society, alike. Through the patronage of the Rockefellers and the British Royal Family to Marlene Dietrich and Andy Warhol, Seaman Schepps’ dazzling jewels graced the covers of Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Although he passed away in 1972, Seaman Schepps legacy of unusual, artistic designs continues to be offered today.

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