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    Description

    Diamond, Enamel, Gold Ring, Robert Whiteside
    The ring features a round brilliant-cut diamond measuring 9.83 - 9.90 x 6.05 mm and weighing 3.55 carats, enhanced by baguette-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 2.35 carats, accented by radiant-cut diamonds weighing a total of 1.00 carat, set in 18k gold, glazed with red enamel, marked Whiteside for Robert Whiteside. A GIA Laboratory report # 5239835 dated March 24, 1989 stating K color, VS2 clarity, accompanies the center diamond. Gross weight 15.89 grams.
    Size: 7 (not sizeable)

    Robert Whiteside (1950 - 2006)
    Robert Whiteside was an American born artist whose talents knew no bounds. A trained musician, painter, sculptor, acclaimed chef, pilot, gifted jeweler and businessman; he is perhaps most well known for his re-creations of Fabergé eggs. His art has been showcased and collected worldwide, including works granted as Gifts of State during the Reagan Administration.

    In 1995, Robert Whiteside moved his Dallas based studio to East Texas where he had purchased a farm, which he later turned into a Bed and Breakfast called the Veranda.
    Robert Whiteside was not only an artist, but a humanitarian. He participated in community awareness support and services, set up a music foundation, contributed to AIDS fundraisers, and donated his talents to the Crystal Charity Ball in 1987, creating a Fabergé-inspired table setting in conjunction with Gump's.

    His life was cut tragically short on October 30, 2006 when he was murdered by a former employee.


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Robert Whiteside
    Diamond Average Color: J-K-L
    Diamond Certification No: 5239835
    Diamond Lab: GIA
    Diamond Average Clarity: VS
    Diamond Shapes: Round Brilliant-cut, Radiant-cut, Baguette-cut
    Diamond Count: 26 - 50
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: A fabulous design. Enamel goes all the way around the shank, making it unsizeable. Ring was designed and appraised by Robert Whiteside February 2, 1990. The ring's consignor was a personal friend as well as client of the late Robert Whiteside.


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    April, 2013
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