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    Mauboussin Iolite, Diamond, Gold Earrings, French
    Stones: Buff-top Iolite; full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.60 carat
    Metal: 18k gold
    Marked: Mauboussin, French hallmarks
    Gross Weight: 16.05 grams
    Dimensions: 13/16 inch x 9/16 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears and are easily converted


    Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000.

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 1 - 25

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Iolite
    Shape(s): Oval
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: The earrings are completed by clip backs.
    Mauboussin: It was Paris 1827, the year when the House of Mauboussin opened. The firm specialized in highly stylized architectural jewels set with precious gems of vibrant hue, accented by sparkling white diamonds. They exhibited at the 1925 International Exhibition des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and won the grand prize. Georges Mauboussin believed that jewelry should reflect the wearer's personality with a jeweled accent. Its Reflection series struck a chord with socialites and celebrities, such as Marlene Dietrich, who flocked to Mauboussin. The company opened offices in Buenos Aires and London prior to New York, in 1929. The ill-timed opening of their New York branch coincided with the stock market crash the same year. A weakened Mauboussin merged with Trabert & Hoeffer, Inc.

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    Auction Info

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    June
    25th Friday
    Auction Dates
    July
    9th Friday
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