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    Shell, Citrine, Peridot, Gold Brooch, Seaman Schepps
    The natural shell brooch is enhanced by a heart-shaped citrine weighing approximately 4.00 carats, accented by an oval-shaped peridot weighing approximately 2.00 carats, set in 14k gold, marked Seaman Schepps. Gross weight 52.20 grams.
    Dimensions: 2 inches x 1-1/2 inches x 1-1/4 inches


    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.

    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Citrine, Peridot
    Shape(s): Heart, Oval
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Heart-shaped citrine measures 11.30 x 11.05 mm, oval-shaped peridot measures 10.20 x 7.20 mm. There are some nicks and abrasions to the facet junctions of both stones.
    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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