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    Sapphire, Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Gold Brooch, Laura Munder
    The brooch features oval and round-cut pink, orange and pinkish-brown sapphires weighing a total of approximately 9.75 carats, enhanced by light brown rose-cut diamonds measuring 1.80 - 1.90 mm, accented by cultured pearls measuring 3.00 - 3.50 mm, set in 18k gold having a black rhodium finish, marked Laura Munder. Gross weight 35.18 grams.
    Dimensions: 3-3/4 inches x 2-1/2 inches
    *Note: colored diamonds not tested for origin of color

    Property from the Joanna M. Champlin Trust


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

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Colored Diamond Color: Light Brown
    Avg Clarity: SI
    Shape(s): Rose-cut
    Count: 100+

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Sapphire
    Shape(s): Round
    Count: 100+
    Avg Quality: Good

    Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: Akoya
    Shape: Near Round
    Color: White
    Luster: Good
    Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Count: 9
    Size: 3.00 - 3.50 mm


    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: Three articulated dangles-slightly bent, pinstem and catch on the reverse.
    Laura Munder: Jewelry designer Laura Munder has spent a lifetime in the jewelry business. As the daughter of a renowned diamond expert, Laura quickly learned the skill of distinguishing remarkable stones and the talent to delicately mold them into works of art. Her jewelry’s extravagant use of colorful gemstones, unusual cuts and unique settings have garnered loyalty from serious collectors. Laura’s appeal to clients has been fueled by an artistic and fashion-driven approach to designing. Stones are found all around the world. Being a long-time jewelry collector and jewelry lover herself, Laura relies heavily on her craft and design philosophy to continuously produce fresh, stylish pieces that she would want to have and wear. Her collection includes many one-of-a-kind pieces made with mandarin garnet, a rare stone available in extremely limited quantities. Other designs include the use of pale pink opal, blue opal, and peach-toned angel skin coral with diamonds. A striking addition to the collection is the use of blackened gold in combination with diamonds, mandarin garnet, sapphires and tourmaline. “The blackening of gold represents the sense of old-world style, while the introduction of the colored gemstones produces a fresh and modern look,” says Laura. want to have and wear.” The style of the Laura Munder Fine Jewelry Collection has quickly been embraced by the national media. Women’s Wear Daily identified Laura as one of the industry’s newest designers to contribute to the rise of branded jewelry. Pieces from Laura’s collection regularly grace the editorial pages of national fashion publications such as Vogue, Town and Country, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Women’s Wear Daily, InStyle, Glamour, and The New York Times. Hollywood has also been very good to Laura Munder, as many celebrities have been spotted around town in her designs, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Jada Pinkett Smith, Eva Mendes, Carmen Electra, Anne Hathaway, Mischa Barton, Gena Rowlands and Molly Simms. The Laura Munder precious jewelry collection is currently available at 1stdibs.com.

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    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    November
    13th Friday
    Auction Dates
    December
    7th Monday
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    13 Days
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