DescriptionGentleman's Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Gold Cuff Links, Lalaounis
Each cuff link features round-cut rubies, sapphires, and emeralds, set in 18k yellow gold. (one emerald is missing) Total emerald weight is approximately 2.00 carats. Total ruby weight is approximately 0.40 carat. Total sapphire weight is approximately 1.00 carat. Marked Lalaounis. Gross weight 27.80 grams.
Dimensions: 1-1/8 inches x 7/8 inch
Colored Gemstones: Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire,
Average Clarity: Fair
Gemstone Count: 76-100(86)
Overall Condition: Good
Notes: One of the outer emeralds is missing on one cufflink. A few of the bezels are dented. Greek motif. Both centered emeralds are chipped; one ruby is chipped.
Ilias Lalaounis: Ilias Lalaounis got his start in Athens, Greece in 1940 working for his family's business, the Zolotas firm. He formed his own name-bearing company designing heavy 18k and 22k gold chains. In the 1950s, Lalaounis revived ancient Greek jewelry, creating gem set jewels with an Etruscan flair. His primary themes included nature, science, mosaics, astronomy and medicine. It truly is his sense of artistry combined with the richness of gold for which Lalaounis is known best. LaLaounis is the most well recognized Greek jewelry designer. Outside of the Greek Islands, the company and museum expanded to New York, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Tokyo, Hong Kong and London under the guidance of his daughters. Ilias Lalaounis passed away December 30, 2013 at the age of 93.
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