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    Diamond, White Gold Ring, Somenzi
    The ring features a round brilliant-cut diamond measuring 7.53 - 7.67 x 4.64 mm and weighing 1.63 carats, complemented by a round brilliant-cut diamond measuring 7.78 - 7.86 x 4.41 mm and weighing 1.61 carats, accented by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.50 carats, set in 18k white gold, attributed to Somenzi. A GIA report # 1182288341, dated April 6, 2017, stating H color, SI1 clarity, accompanies the 1.63 carat stone. A GIA report # 2183288350, dated April 6, 2017, stating H color, VVS2 clarity, accompanies the 1.61 carat stone. Gross weight 11.60 grams.
    Size: 6-1/2 (sizeable)


    Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 51 - 75

    Certified Diamonds:
    Stone: 1
    Lab: GIA
    Certification #: 2183288350
    Carat: 1.61
    Color: H
    Clarity: VVS2
    Shape: Round Brilliant

    Stone: 2
    Lab: GIA
    Certification #: 1182288341
    Carat: 1.63
    Color: H
    Clarity: SI1
    Shape: Round Brilliant

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: An elegant design that highlights two beautiful stones. Marked 750. Some evidence of sizing can be seen on the interior of the shank. A few of the smaller diamonds fall into the SI clarity range.
    Somenzi, Luciano: Somenzi opened his namesake store in his hometown, Cremona, Italy in the early 1950s, to immediate success. He was not only a jeweler, but also a man of art and culture who contributed to the restoration of the Grand Silver Cross of 1478, housed in the left aisle of the Cathedral of Cremona. He was authentically passionate about his work. In 1960, Somenzi was encouraged by his client Prince Karim Aga Khan, who was building Costa Smerelda along the Sardinian coast, to open a store in Porto Cervo, Italy. With this encouragement, La Bella Blu was one of the first jewelry stores built in 1962. Recognized as the “Jeweler to Audrey Hepburn”, Somenzi enjoyed numerous celebrity clients including the Beatles, Greta Garbo, Grace Kelly, Princess Margaret, and Jackie Kennedy. He expanded his business in the 1980s, opening a store in St. Moritz for the winter season. Throughout the 1980s, Somenzi was a known local jeweler to the stars. In 1994, Somenzi decided to close his stores. He felt the mood of society had changed to the point where being rich and famous drew attention at the cost of discretion. When he retired, Somenzi locked his entire collection in a vault in Cremona and walked away. The vault remained closed for 25 years, only opened due to his passing in 2018. Somenzi’s timeless designs are now available to the public once again.

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    December
    8th Sunday 9:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    December
    8th Sunday
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    Additional Location Info:
    Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion2 East 79th StreetNew York, NY 10075

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