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    Sodalite, Gold Jewelry Suite, Lalaounis
    The suite includes an 18k gold hinged torque and cuff featuring sodalite terminals measuring 16.20 x 15.55 mm to 16.55 x 15.85 mm, marked Ilias Lalaounis. Gross weight 171.90 grams.
    Necklace Dimensions: 15 inches x 5/8 inch
    Cuff Dimensions: 6-1/4 inches x 1/2 inch

    Property from the Personal Collection of Shirley Temple Black

    *Reference the book ilias LALAoUNIS "Metomorphoses" page 32


    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Sodalite
    Shape(s): Carved
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A fabulous gold jewelry suite highlighted by sodalite. Both pieces marked 750 A.21. Accompanied by signed pouches.
    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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