Description

    Tourmaline, Gold Ring, Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
    The ring features a cushion-shaped tourmaline measuring 14.20 x 12.90 x 7.60 mm and weighing approximately 8.90 carats, set in 18k gold, marked Schlumberger Tiffany. Gross weight 19.90 grams.
    Size: 6-1/4 (sizeable)

    Property from the Estate of Jean Howard


    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Tourmaline
    Shape(s): Cushion-shaped
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Fine

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A stunning velvety blue/green colored tourmaline in a fabulous setting. Marked Schlumberger Tiffany 18k.

    Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.: Parisian artist and jeweler Jean Schlumberger's (1907-1987) career began as a costume jewelry designer for Elsa Schiaparelli. Recognition came when in 1955; he joined Tiffany & Co., becoming the first designer to be given the privilege of signing his name to his jewelry. In his two decades with Tiffany, Schlumberger traveled extensively, often in the company of the social elite. His sensitivity to balance and proportion is evident in all of his designs from the most geometric to classic to outrageously whimsical. Schlumberger's pure love of nature such as butterflies, birds, sea life and flowers lead to enchanting designs that are highly prized and collectible to this day. His creations featured a rainbow of color formed by the best of gems, in combination with enamel and gold. Not limited to just jewelry, Schlumberger designed fabulous compacts, picture frames, cigarette cases and objects of vertu; which, today, are found in private collections and museums around the world.

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    Additional Location Info:
    Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion2 East 79th StreetNew York, NY 10075

    Current Bid:
    $2,800
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