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    Ruby, Diamond, Gold Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, French
    The brooch features an oval-shaped ruby measuring 6.30 x 5.10 mm and weighing approximately 0.85 carat, enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 3.15 carats, set in 18k gold, marked VCA, French hallmarks. Gross weight 7.70 grams.
    Dimensions: 1-1/4 inches x 1-1/16 inches


    Estimate: $11,000 - $15,000.

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: D-E-F
    Avg Clarity: VVS
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 76 - 100

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Ruby
    Shape(s): Oval
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Fine

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: The brooch is completed by a double pin stem and single trumpet catch on the reverse. The stem of the shamrock has a French hallmark, as well as the pin stems. The plate on the reverse is marked VCA 750 M40665. One of the leaves is marked with the VCA hallmark. The ruby does have a moderate cavity on the pavilion
    Van Cleef & Arpels: Parisian jeweler Alfred Van Cleef opened his salon in partnership with his brothers-in-law, Julien and Charles Arpels, in 1906. The company quickly earned a reputation for using only the highest quality colored gemstones. Their timeless designs employed elegant curves and clean fluid lines; capturing the essence of beauty in motion. In 1930, the firm patented the first minaudiere, a purse-like compartmentalized vanity case. In 1933, Van Cleef and Arpels introduced "invisible setting", or “mystery setting”. This innovative technique took the market by storm. The firm continues under the umbrella of the Richmont Group.

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    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    August
    23rd Friday
    Auction Dates
    September
    23rd Monday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    36 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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