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    Mabe Pearl, Mother-of-Pearl, Gold Jewelry Suite, Marina B.
    The Médiéval suite includes a collar featuring mabe pearls measuring 13.00 - 13.50 mm, complemented by grey and white mother-of-pearl; together with a matching bracelet featuring grey and white mother-of-pearl; both set in 18k gold, and marked Marina B, with the necklace having French hallmarks. Gross weight 224.20 grams.
    Collar Dimensions: 12 inches x 9/16 inch
    Bracelet Dimensions: 6-1/4 inches x 5/8 inch

    As referenced in "Marina B: The Art of Jewellery Design", by Viviane Jutheau de Witt, page 166.


    Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Mother-of-Pearl
    Shape(s): cabochon, inlay
    Count: 26 - 50
    Avg Quality: Fine

    Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: Mabe
    Shape: Half Pearl
    Color: White
    Overtone: Rose
    Luster: Fine
    Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Count: 7
    Size: 13.00 - 13.50 mm


    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Absolutely exquisite! Wear these statement pieces together to turn heads, or wear them individually to add a little oomph to your ensemble. Bracelet is marked MB MARINA B C1565, 750 with Italian assay marks. Collar is marked MARINA B, 750, FRANCE, A79, with French hallmarks for 18k gold. Both pieces are flexible and are slightly more forgiving than their exact measurements. Circa 1981.
    Marina B.: The B stands for Bvlgari. Rather than ride on family fame, the third generation designer distanced herself from the day to day operations of Bvlgari to create her own business. She is recognized for her fanciful use of color, blended with modern style and innovation. Voluminous, bold and colorful designs are her trademark. Has her own signature gemstone cut, referred to as the “Marina B cut”, falling halfway between a heart and a triangle.

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