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    Diamond, Platinum, White Gold Necklace, Jean Vitau
    The rivière necklace features full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 9.75 carats, set in platinum and 18k white gold, marked Jean Vitau. Gross weight 51.40 grams.
    Length: 17 inches

    Collection of a California Lady


    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 100+

    Metals:
    Platinum
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: The clasp is marked Jean Vitau © PT950 750 .
    Jean Vitau: French jeweler Jean Vitau emigrated to New York City in the 1960s bringing to America more than just his skills as a jeweler; he brought ingenuity. He had with him three diamond wedding rings, each having a special kind of setting which at the time was unfamiliar to American jewelers: “bar setting”. The bar setting technique provided a secure and snag-proof way of setting diamonds and precious stones. He patented and trademarked this revolutionary technique under the name Gemlok. Originally specializing in diamond set engagement rings and wedding bands, Jean Vitau expanded his market share by creating the Jean Vitau Collection, a more fashion oriented line. He drew inspiration from the beauty of nature and rendered his visions in the most vividly hued precious gemstones and diamonds often depicting flowers, animals, insects and fish. Jean Vitau passed away on February 12, 2011 at age 83. His elegant jewels represent the merging of creativity, the artist's palette and the master jeweler's skills.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2019
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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