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    Parti-Colored Tourmaline, Gold Ring, Atelier Tom Munsteiner
    The ring features a fantasy-cut pink and green tourmaline measuring 12.00 x 8.00 x 3.79 mm, set in 18k gold, marked for Munsteiner. Gross weight 7.20 grams.
    Size: 7 (sizeable)


    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Tourmaline
    Shape(s): Free-form
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Fine

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: The ring is accompanied by a copy of the original jewelry retail store appraisal stating an 18k yellow gold ring, carved watermelon tourmaline weighing 2.67 carats, cut by Tom Munsteiner, the ring is an original design by Jutta Munsteiner, with a stated estimated retail replacement value of $5530.00, dated March 21, 2014. Marked 750. Having a sleek and modern matte gold finish.
    Tom Munsteiner: Tom Munsteiner was destined to be a carver. Born in 1969 in Bernkastel-Kues, Germany, he’s the son of famed carver, Bernd Munsteiner, receiver of a long list of awards for his transformative gem cutting. Bernd created the fantasy cut and developed “negative cutting”, playing with light return through a gem in a whole new way. He also carved the world’s largest single piece of cut-gem aquamarine, the Dom Pedro at 10,363 carats, which resides in the Smithsonian. Tom has acquired many prestigious awards and notoriety in his own right. Having trained in world renowned Idar-Oberstein, he’s a master stone cutter and has created his own distinctive gemstone cutting method. The Munsteiner style of design embraces the crystal inclusions by using negative facets or cutting into the gem, to draw attention to the uniqueness of each stone, melding technique with artistry. Tom, together with his designer wife, Jutta, create for their Atelier Munsteiner in Stipshausen, that his father built in 1973. The master designers strive for the development of new and vivid cuts, whether it be in jewelry or sculpture.

    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2021
    9th Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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