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    Mauboussin Tourmaline, Mother-of-Pearl, White Gold Earrings, French
    Stones: Buff top pink tourmaline; inlaid mother-of-pearl
    Metal: 18k white gold
    Marked: Mauboussin, French Hallmarks
    Gross Weight: 19.50 grams
    Dimensions: 7/8 inch x 5/9 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears and are easily converted


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

    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Tourmaline, Mother-of-Pearl
    Shape(s): Oval Buff Top, Inlaid
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: The smooth buff top finish of the pink tourmaline gems combined with the clean lines of the white gold with that ultra high polish finish is just the perfect mix! Having a modern, streamlined look for the modern woman. Both earrings are stamped with the French eagle head hallmark for 750 gold purity. Completed by clip backs that are signed Mauboussin Paris 18. The pink tourmalines measure 8.90 x 6.78 mm.
    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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    Bidding Begins Approx.
    September
    24th Friday
    Auction Dates
    October
    8th Friday
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