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    Multi-Stone, Diamond, Enamel, Gold Pendant-Brooch, Balogh's, David Webb
    The convertible pendant-brooch showcases an oval-shaped nephrite jade cabochon measuring 30.00 x 14.18 x 5.90 mm, featuring full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.20 carats, enhanced by round-cut rubies weighing a total of approximately 4.50 carats, accented by emerald cabochons measuring 3.70 - 4.00 mm, interspersed with pear-shaped lapis lazuli cabochons, set in 18k gold, maker's mark for Balogh's, complemented by an 18k gold jacket having white enamel accents, marked Webb. Gross weight 89.80 grams.
    Brooch Dimensions: 2-3/4 inches x 2 inches
    Jacket Dimensions: 3-1/2 inches x 2-13/16 inches




    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: SI
    Shape(s): full-cut
    Count: 26 - 50

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Amethyst, Emerald, Lapis Lazuli, Nephrite Jade
    Shape(s): Round, Cabochon
    Count: 26 - 50
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A bold statement brooch that's surprisingly versatile! Can be worn with or without the white enamel and gold jacket. The two pieces are completed by double pinstems and catches that interlock with each other to combine. The piece can only be worn as a pendant when attached. Jacket is marked ©WEBB® 18K. Brooch is marked 18K with maker's mark for Balogh's. Some of the emeralds and rubies have surface-reaching inclusions. There is slight damage to the enamel. A few diamonds fall into the I clarity range.

    David Webb: Formed in 1946 by partners David Webb and Nina Silberstein, David Webb Inc. created colorful jewelry recognized for its bold, sculptural design. Webb drew inspiration from the work of Cartier, Seaman Schepps, Faberge and Verdura. His passion for color, texture, enamel, gems and unusual materials brought him to the forefront of jewelry design in the 1950s and 1960s. His fondness for nature and ancient cultures influenced his most famous motifs, stylized animals and flowers. David Webb created contemporary wearable gold sculptures until his death in 1975. He left behind a legacy as one of the pioneers of American jewelry design. David Webb Inc. continues to produce jewelry based upon original artwork and sketches, under new ownership.

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    March, 2018
    26th Monday
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