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    Art Nouveau Diamond, Gold Pendant-Locket, Boucheron Paris, 1902
    The pendant-locket features mine-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 4.40 carats, set in 18k gold, and opens to reveal two portraits and braided hair enclosed within the frame, marked Boucheron, Paris with French hallmarks. Gross weight 107.05 grams.
    Dimensions: 3-3/16 inches x 2-1/8 inches

    Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from October 22, 2013, which translates to:

    Object: yellow gold pendant, opening
    Presentation of an old yellow gold medallion, opening, in the interior of which there are two portraits. One is framed by two rows of old-cut diamonds and the other one line of old-cut diamonds. The Boucheron Paris signature is in accordance with the signing of the Boucheron house from 1902. After research in our archives we have not found the same model. The absence of a stock number prevents any precise dating of the piece.
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    Estimate: $50,000 - $60,000.

    Condition Report*: Designer: Boucheron Paris
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: SI
    Diamond Shapes: Mine-cut
    Diamond Count: 100+
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: A piece of jewelry history. Scratches on the outside of the locket, commensurate with age. Slight oxidation to the gold inside. Dust particles underneath the glass. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, dating the piece to 1902.
    Boucheron: Frederic Boucheron (1830-1902) apprenticed under Jules Chaise prior to opening his first shop in 1858 at Palais Royale, the jeweler's area of Paris. The firm’s reputation for design, craftsmanship and the use of gemstones propelled it into the luxury market. By the mid 1860s, Boucheron opened a studio at the Place Vendome, still their corporate headquarters. The firm has participated in every style of contemporary jewelry. The business has been passed through the family and remains privately owned. In addition to Paris, the company operates boutiques in London, the Middle and Far East, Japan, and Moscow.

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    December, 2014
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