DescriptionCat's-Eye Moonstone, Diamond, Gold, Silver Cuff Links, Fabergé
The cuff links feature cat's-eye moonstones weighing a total of approximately 9.20 carats, enhanced by rose-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.00 carat, set in silver-topped 18k gold, marked H. W. for Henrik Wigstrom. Gross weight 9.70 grams.
Dimensions: 1-5/16 inches x 9/16 inch
Note: Henrik Wigstrom, originally chief assistant to head work master Michael Perchin, became head work master of the Fabergé studios in 1903. Wigstrom was one of the chief jewelers working on the Imperial Easter Eggs and important Objects d' Arts, including hardstone animals and flowers.
Property of a Gentleman
Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
Diamond Average Clarity: VS
Diamond Shapes: Rose-cut
Diamond Count: 100+
Gem Type: Cat's-Eye Moonstone
Gem Average Clarity: Fine
Gem Shape: Cabochon
Gem Count: 1 - 25
Overall Condition: Good
Notes: Cuff links also stamped with "72" for Russian 18k gold quality mark. Two rose-cut diamonds are missing and one cat's eye moonstone is a replacement, otherwise in good condition. Moonstones measure 10.16 - 10.41 x 3.80 mm, 9.80 - 10.38 x 4.50 mm, 10.17 - 10.50 x 4.20 mm and 10.25 - 10.33 x 4.80 mm. Cuff links are accompanied by a red leather box stamped "BY APPOINTMENT", "WARTSKI LTD", "138 REGENT STREET", "LONDON, W.I." and "AND LLANDUONO".
Fabergé: Carl Faberge grew up working for his father’s jewelry business in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1872, Faberge took control of the company. A master goldsmith, Faberge drew inspiration from the fabulous collections housed at the Hermitage museum. He was appointed jeweler to the Imperial Court, where he achieved his greatest fame, fabricating 50 jeweled Imperial Easter eggs between 1885 and 1916. His patrons included worldwide royalty and the social elite of the era. His jewelry designs and sculptures captivated the world. Faberge fled Russia in 1917 following the October Revolution. He died in Switzerland in 1920, leaving behind a legacy for unparalleled technical mastery of metalwork. Faberge’s company continues to create lavishly detailed jewelry and art objects utilizing the techniques and tools reminiscent of the originals from St. Petersburg.
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