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    Multi-Color Sapphire, White Gold Necklace, J. E. Caldwell
    The necklace features oval and cushion-cut pink, yellow, green and blue sapphires ranging in size from 11.69 x 9.36 x 6.09 mm to 7.61 x 6.68 x 4.14 mm and weighing a total of approximately 106.30 carats, set in 14k white gold, marked JEC Co for J. E. Caldwell. Gross weight 51.80 grams.
    Dimensions: 14-1/2 inches x 3/8 inch

    Condition Report*: Designer: J. E. Caldwell
    Gem Type: Sapphire
    Gem Average Clarity: Good
    Gem Shape: Oval, Cushion
    Gem Count: 26 - 50
    Overall Condition: Good
    Notes: A splendid array of sapphires. A hook on the reverse of the mounting at the central blue sapphire allows for a pendant to be suspended from the necklace. Metal is not marked but tests as 14k gold. Some of the sapphires have minor abrasions along the facets junctions. One blue sapphire has chips along the girdle.
    J.E. Caldwell & Co.: Based in Philadelphia, this American jewelry firm was founded in 1839 by James Emmott Caldwell, a trained silversmith. The firm sold silver objects, jewelry and giftware. After changes in ownership, the name officially became J.E. Caldwell and Co. in 1868. Their exquisite hand fabricated jewels are among some of the finest examples of American Art Nouveau craftsmanship in evidence. Throughout the 1920’s, they produced refined pieces of Art Deco jewelry for which the firm is still recognized. The business continues to service the Philadelphia area today.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2015
    28th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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