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    Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond, Gold Jewelry Suite, Lalaounis
    The suite consists of a necklace, bracelet and ring featuring round-shaped rubies weighing a total of approximately 3.00 carats, accented by round-shaped sapphires weighing a total of approximately 0.75 carat, trimmed by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.35 carat, set in 18k gold, all having maker's mark for Lalaounis. Gross weight 195.60 grams.
    Necklace Dimensions: 15 inches
    Bracelet Dimensions: 6-3/4 inches
    Ring Size: 5-1/2 (sizeable)

    Property of a Private Massachusetts Collector


    Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000.

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: SI
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 26 - 50

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Ruby, Sapphire
    Shape(s): Round
    Count: 26 - 50
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A fierce and classic suite! All marked Greece A21 - 750, necklace and bracelet marked Ilias Lalaounis. Accompanied by signed folder.
    Ilias Lalaounis: Ilias Lalaounis got his start in Athens, Greece in 1940 working for his family's business, the Zolotas firm. He formed his own name-bearing company designing heavy 18k and 22k gold chains. In the 1950s, Lalaounis revived ancient Greek jewelry, creating gem set jewels with an Etruscan flair. His primary themes included nature, science, mosaics, astronomy and medicine. It truly is his sense of artistry combined with the richness of gold for which Lalaounis is known best. LaLaounis is the most well recognized Greek jewelry designer. Outside of the Greek Islands, the company and museum expanded to New York, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Tokyo, Hong Kong and London under the guidance of his daughters. Ilias Lalaounis passed away December 30, 2013 at the age of 93.

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    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    December
    8th Sunday 9:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    December
    8th Sunday
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 55001-55456) - 10:00 AM Central Time, Sunday, December 8, 2019 (11:00 AM Eastern Time).
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    Additional Location Info:
    Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion2 East 79th StreetNew York, NY 10075

    Current Bid:
    $6,250
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