Description

    Rock Crystal Quartz, Diamond, Gold Necklace, Lalaounis
    The necklace features an oval-shaped rock crystal quartz intaglio measuring 32.00 x 24.00 x 5.85 mm, enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.50 carat, set in 18k gold, marked Ilias Lalaounis. Gross weight 60.90 grams.
    Length: 16 inches

    *The intaglio is pictured on page 73 of ilias LALAoUNIS "Metamorphoses" book. The image represents the Mighty Stream of Ocean.


    Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Lalaounis
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: SI
    Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
    Diamond Count: 51 - 75
    Gem Type: Rock Crystal Quartz
    Gem Average Clarity: Good
    Gem Shape: Oval-shaped Intaglio
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: A wonderful dolphin design with the perfect diamond frame! The intaglio is pictured on page 73 of ilias LALAoUNIS Metamorphoses book. The image represents the Mighty Stream of Ocean. Marked A21-750 GREECE. Completed by a safety clasp. Attached pendant dimensions: 1-3/4 inches x 1-3/8 inches.


    Ilias Lalaounis: Ilias Lalaounis got his start in Athens, Greece in 1940 working for his family's business, the Zolotas firm. He formed his own name-bearing company designing heavy 18k and 22k gold chains. In the 1950s, Lalaounis revived ancient Greek jewelry, creating gem set jewels with an Etruscan flair. His primary themes included nature, science, mosaics, astronomy and medicine. It truly is his sense of artistry combined with the richness of gold for which Lalaounis is known best. LaLaounis is the most well recognized Greek jewelry designer. Outside of the Greek Islands, the company and museum expanded to New York, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Tokyo, Hong Kong and London under the guidance of his daughters. Ilias Lalaounis passed away December 30, 2013 at the age of 93.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2016
    19th Tuesday
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