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    Victorian Diamond, Platinum-Topped Gold Pendant-Brooch, Dreicer & Son
    The starburst pendant-brooch features European-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 2.50 carats, set in platinum-topped 18k gold, marked Dreicer & Son. Gross weight 10.40 grams.
    Dimensions: 1-3/8 inches x 1-3/8 inches
    Bail Length: 5/16 inch


    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: SI
    Shape(s): European-cut
    Count: 26 - 50

    Metals:
    Platinum-Topped Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A lovely example of the era. Marked DREICER & SON. Completed by pinstem and catch, as well as a collapsible bail on the reverse. The pin component unscrews permitting the piece to be worn as a pendant. Bail is not original to the pendant component. A few of the diamonds have some very minor chips. Circa 1890.
    Dreicer & Co.: Founders Jacob and Gittel Dreicer emigrated to the United States in 1866 with an impressive knowledge of jewelry and gemstones that allowed them to begin building their business just a few years after their arrival. Their name was synonymous with quality, and jewelry that compared in quality to the likes of Cartier. As Dreicer and Co., they’d developed an elite clientele with great appreciation for their fine diamond and gemstone jewelry, being among one of the first jewelers to open a shop on Fifth Avenue. Their son, Michael, cultivated an expertise in natural pearls that catered to the American market and made them the leaders in this field. The quality was so exceptional that Cartier purchased their jewelry upon their closure in 1926.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2019
    29th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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