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    Ruby, Diamond, Amethyst, Gold Ring, Bvlgari, French
    The ring features ruby cabochons weighing a total of 6.46 carats, enhanced by square-shaped ruby cabochons weighing a total of 4.73 carats, accented by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of 1.05 carats, complemented by carved amethyst, set in 18k gold, marked Bvlgari having French hallmarks. Gross weight 14.50 grams.
    Size: 6 (sizeable)

    Property from the Personal Collection of Shirley Temple Black

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 1 - 25

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Ruby, Amethyst
    Shape(s): Cabochon, Square-shaped Cabochon, Carved
    Count: 26 - 50
    Avg Quality: Good


    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: An eye-catching ring! Marked: BVLGARI 1989 750 3r.6,46cts indicating the weight of the ruby cabochons. Ring (Item # 157893401) was purchased from Bvlgari Geneva on June 9, 1993 for Sfr 40,000 (Swiss francs). Diamond and ruby weights are known. Ruby cabochons measure 6.35 - 6.45 x 4.40 mm to 6.85 - 7.00 x 4.30 mm. Sizing may disrupt the hallmarks. Scratches on the shank. Photos of Shirley Temple Black wearing the ring exist.
    Bvlgari: A Greek goldsmith, Sotirio Bvlgari, founded the Italian firm Bvlgari in Rome in 1881. Together with his sons, Bvlgari created magnificent jewels embodying the spirit, classicism and ageless beauty of Greek and Roman art, with a modern flair. Their distinctive style employed heavy link chains supporting ancient coins with gem accents. Fashion-minded celebrities as well as the aristocracy became devout Bvlgari patrons. The luxury brand Bvlgari set a high bar for Italian jewelry competitors for over a century. The firm continues under the LVMH umbrella.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    5th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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