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    Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond, Diamond, Gold Ring, Somenzi
    The ring features an octagonal step-cut diamond measuring 10.56 x 6.77 x 3.44 mm and weighing 1.62 carats, enhanced by triangular brilliant-cut diamonds weighing a total of 0.60 carat, set in 18k yellow gold, attributed to Somenzi. A GIA report # 2195778010, dated October 23, 2018, stating Natural, Fancy Intense Yellow, Even color, VS1 clarity, accompanies the yellow diamond. Gross weight 4.00 grams.
    Size: 6-1/4 (sizeable)


    Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000.

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

    Certified Diamonds:
    Stone: 1
    Lab: GIA
    Certification #: 2195778010
    Carat: 1.62
    Color: Natural, Fancy Intense Yellow, Even
    Clarity: VS1
    Shape: Modified Octagonal Step-Cut

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A rich shade of yellow glows from within this beautiful diamond. Marked 750. Triangular brilliant-cut diamonds' total weight is known. Sizeable, though it may disrupt the pattern along the outside of the shank. Accompanied by an additional GIA cert dated November 20, 2007.
    Somenzi, Luciano: Somenzi opened his namesake store in his hometown, Cremona, Italy in the early 1950s, to immediate success. He was not only a jeweler, but also a man of art and culture who contributed to the restoration of the Grand Silver Cross of 1478, housed in the left aisle of the Cathedral of Cremona. He was authentically passionate about his work. In 1960, Somenzi was encouraged by his client Prince Karim Aga Khan, who was building Costa Smerelda along the Sardinian coast, to open a store in Porto Cervo, Italy. With this encouragement, La Bella Blu was one of the first jewelry stores built in 1962. Recognized as the “Jeweler to Audrey Hepburn”, Somenzi enjoyed numerous celebrity clients including the Beatles, Greta Garbo, Grace Kelly, Princess Margaret, and Jackie Kennedy. He expanded his business in the 1980s, opening a store in St. Moritz for the winter season. Throughout the 1980s, Somenzi was a known local jeweler to the stars. In 1994, Somenzi decided to close his stores. He felt the mood of society had changed to the point where being rich and famous drew attention at the cost of discretion. When he retired, Somenzi locked his entire collection in a vault in Cremona and walked away. The vault remained closed for 25 years, only opened due to his passing in 2018. Somenzi’s timeless designs are now available to the public once again.

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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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    10 Days 15h 9m 56s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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    Heritage Auctions - Design District Showroom
    1518 Slocum Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

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