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    Ruby, Sapphire, Gold Jewelry, Lalaounis
    The lot from the Byzantine Collection includes a ring featuring ruby cabochons weighing a total of approximately 1.00 carat, accented by a sapphire cabochon weighing approximately 0.20 carat; a ring showcasing a ruby cabochon weighing approximately 0.45 carat, enhanced by round-cut sapphires weighing a total of approximately 0.65 carat; two gold rings; a pair of gold earrings; together with a pair of earrings embellished with ruby cabochons weighing a total of approximately 1.00 carat; all set in 18k gold with maker's marks for Lalaounis. Gross weight 43.90 grams.
    Ring Sizes: 5, 7, 7, 5-1/2 (not sizeable)
    Earring Dimensions: 2 inches x 13/16 inch and 11/16 inch x 11/16 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears

    Property from the Personal Collection of Shirley Temple Black

    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Ruby, Sapphire
    Shape(s): Cabochon
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good


    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: All pieces are marked 750. First pair of earrings completed by French hooks. Second pair of earrings completed by posts and friction backs. Comes with a small signed pouch. Earrings shown at bottom left were purchased in Geneva for $810 Swiss francs 12-12-1988.
    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

    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    5th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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