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    Diamond, Ruby, Enamel, Gold Jewelry Suite, Boris leBeau
    The suite includes a brooch featuring full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.80 carat, enhanced by oval-shaped ruby cabochons measuring 6.20 x 4.80 mm to 8.43 x 7.82 mm, accented by enamel applied on 18k gold; a pair of earrings complemented by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.65 carat, enhanced by enamel applied on 18k gold; together with a ring centering a round brilliant-cut diamond, encircled by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.45 carat, enhanced by enamel applied on 18k gold; with the brooch and earrings marked Boris for Boris leBeau and the ring attributed to Boris leBeau. Gross weight 98.60 grams.
    Brooch Dimensions: 2-1/8 inches x 2 inches
    Ring Size: 7-1/2 (not sizeable)
    Earring Dimensions: 1-1/16 inches x 1/2 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears


    Estimate: $7,500 - $10,000.

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

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

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Earrings and brooch marked BORIS 18K. Ring attributed to Boris Le Beau. Earrings completed by clipbacks on the reverse and the brooch is completed by a pinstem and catch on the reverse. Enamel shows some signs of wear, damage, and discoloration. The rubies have cavities, chips, and nicks. Ring could be downsized via sizing beads or a horseshoe style sizing insert. It does not have the ability to be upsized. Circa 1960.
    Norman leBeau: Norman leBeau was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from NYU then moved on to Paris to study art at L'Academie de Grande Chaumier. Upon his return to New York, he found his footing in the jewelry industry and opened his first store, “leBeau Jewelers” in 1954. He also manufactured and sold jewelry from his Palm Beach boutique, “Boris LeBeau”, for forty years prior to his retirement. His illustrious career earned him multiple awards, including recognition from the International Pearl Association of the United States and Japan, as well as the DeBeers Diamond International Awards. He passed in 2008.

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    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    April
    29th Monday 9:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    April
    29th Monday
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    7 Days 9h 29m 25s
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    (Lots 55001-55317) - 10:00 AM Central Time, Monday, April 29, 2019.
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    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

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    $6,500
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