Description

    Jadeite Jade, Diamond, Gold Brooch-Necklace, Kurt Wayne
    The necklace is composed of jadeite jade beads measuring 8.85 - 9.05 mm, forming a single knotted strand, completed by a 14k gold clasp, featuring marquise-shaped diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.65 carat, enhanced by full and single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.90 carat, marked KW for Kurt Wayne. Total diamond weight is approximately 1.55 carats. Gross weight 127.20 grams.
    Necklace Length: 40 inches
    Brooch Dimensions: 1-1/4 inches x 1-1/8 inches


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Kurt Wayne
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: SI
    Diamond Shapes: Marquise-shaped, Full-cut, Single-cut
    Diamond Count: 26 - 50
    Gem Type: Jadeite Jade
    Gem Shape: Bead
    Gem Count: 100+
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Marked KW, 14k, Wonder-Lok. 119222. Three diamonds are chipped. Brooch is finished with a pinstem and catch that the Wonder-Lok slides onto. Brooch tests as 18k gold. Wonder-Lok is 14k gold.


    Kurt Wayne: Kurt Wayne was born in 1909 in Vienna, Austria. At the age of ten, he was placed in the care of a jeweler, where he learned the crafts of gold and silversmithing, diamond setting and watchmaking. He and his wife immigrated to the United States in 1937, landing in New York City. He opened his business in 1945, where he developed personal relationships with the Zale family and Stanley Marcus of Neiman Marcus. He passed away in 1990.

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    December, 2015
    7th Monday
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