Description

    Black Onyx, Mother-Of-Pearl, Diamond, Gold Necklace, Erté
    The Beauty and the Beast necklace features an oval-shaped carved black onyx measuring 55.50 x 39.00 x 4.80 mm, inset with a carved mother-of-pearl cameo measuring 40.90 x 17.10 x 1.20 mm, enhanced by tapered baguette-cut mother-of-pearl measuring 5.30 x 2.80 x 1.15 mm, accented by full and single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.30 carat, set in 14k gold, marked "ERTE'", number 215/250. Gross weight 43.50 grams.
    Pendant Dimensions: 2-11/16 inches x 1-3/4 inches
    Chain Length: 18 inches


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Erté
    Diamond Average Color: J-K-L
    Diamond Average Clarity: SI
    Diamond Shapes: Full-cut, Single-cut
    Diamond Count: 26 - 50
    Gem Type: Mother-of-pearl, Black Onyx
    Gem Average Clarity: Fine
    Gem Shape: Carved, Tapered Baguettte-cut
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Pendant-necklace is marked "ERTE'", "CFA", "14k" and "215/250".


    Erté: Known by the pseudonym Erté, Romain de Tirtoff (Nov. 23 1892 – Apr. 21 1990) was a Russian-born French artist and designer. He broke his family’s tradition of pursuing a career in the Russian Navy and moved to Paris as a young adult. His career in design promptly took off when he began working for Harper’s Bazaar. After decades of focusing on apparel, interior design, and posters for theatre, he expanded his work into the field of wearable art. The renewed interest in Art Deco in the sixties led to a career revival for Erte. Since his death in 1990, several well-known museums have continued to showcase his work. Today, the Erté name lives on through the jewelry line, with the motto “Art to Wear.”

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    May, 2015
    4th Monday
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