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    Tourmaline, Citrine, Moonstone, Gold Necklace, Lalaounis
    The cross pendant features round-shaped pink tourmaline cabochons weighing a total of approximately 2.60 carats, enhanced by round-shaped pink tourmaline weighing a total of approximately 0.48 carat, accented by round-shaped citrine weighing a total of approximately 1.20 carats, further accented by round-shaped moonstone cabochons and rectangular-shaped moonstones, set in 18k gold, suspended from a 18k gold wheat chain, marked Ilias Lalaounis. Gross weight 36.20 grams.

    The Property of the Margaret Nichols Trust

    Condition Report*: Designer: Lalaounis
    Gem Type: Tourmaline, Citrine, Moonstone
    Gem Average Clarity: Good
    Gem Shape: Round-shaped, Round Cabochons
    Gem Count: 26 - 50
    Overall Condition: Excellent
    Notes: Unique cross pendant and necklace, marked Ilias Lalaounis
    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 Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    2nd Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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