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    Diamond, Ruby, Gold, Silver Convertible Necklace-Brooch, Erté
    The Mystere necklace and detachable brooch feature full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.40 carat, enhanced by round-cut rubies weighing a total of approximately 0.50 carat, accented by carved mother-of-pearl, set in 14k gold and sterling silver, marked Erté. Gross weight 78.70 grams.
    Necklace Length: 16 inches
    Brooch Dimensions: 3-1/4 inches x 1-3/8 inches


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

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Ruby, Mother-of-Pearl
    Shape(s): round, carved
    Count: 26 - 50
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold
    Silver

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: An exquisite convertible design! The necklace looks fabulous alone or with the brooch attached, or opt to wear the brooch by itself. Marked 42/500,© CFA 14K&S/S. Some discoloration to the metal on the necklace. Accompanied by a signed Circle Gallery box.
    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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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2019
    29th Monday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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