DescriptionSouth Sea Cultured Pearl, Diamond, Gold Convertible Earrings, Flato
Each earring features full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 2.50 carats, pavé set in 18k yellow gold, suspending a detachable South Sea cultured pearl measuring 16.00 x 13.00 mm, further enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.50 carats. Total diamond weight for the pair is approximately 8.00 carats. Marked Flato. Gross weight 28.70 grams.
Dimensions: 2 inches x 5/8 inch (with drop); 1-3/16 inches x 5/8 inch (without drop)
*Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000.
Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
Diamond Average Clarity: VS
Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
Diamond Count: 100+
Overall Condition: Very Good
Pearl Type: South Sea
Pearl Surface: Blemished
Pearl Shape: Baroque
Pearl Color: White
Pearl Luster: Fine
Pearl Count: 2
Notes: Versatile earrings - can be worn as a cluster or dangle style.
Paul Flato: American Paul Flato (1900-1999) opened his first shop in New York City, catering to socialites. His popularity reached its zenith in 1930s Hollywood where his lavish creations adorned the likes of Merle Oberon, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, Charlie Chaplin, Katherine Hepburn and Hopalong Cassidy. Flato‘s designs were stylized, full of humor and whimsy. His refined lines and impeccable craftsmanship were unparalleled. His business closed in the 1940s. Flato passed away in Ft. Worth, Texas at age 98.
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2017 December 5 - 6 Holiday Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - New York
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