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    Diamond, White Gold Jewelry Suite, Chopard
    The Happy Diamond suite includes a pendant featuring full-cut diamonds weighing a total of 0.38 carat, set in 18k gold, suspendered by and 18k white gold chain; together with a pair of earrings enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of 0.77 carat, set in 18k white gold, all marked Chopard. Gross weight 22.10 grams.
    Pendant Dimensions: 5/8 inch x 3/8 inch
    Chain Length: 16 inches
    Earring Dimensions: 3/8 inch x 3/8 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears and are easily converted

    Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity dated November 22, 2007


    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 51 - 75

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: The suite is accompanied by original paperwork, inner and outer boxes. The earrings are completed by posts and le pousette backs. The earrings are marked Chopard 750 832896 3135902. The pendant is marked Chopard 750 79/2896-203133999
    Chopard: It all began in 1860 in the small village of Sonvilier, Switzerland. Here Louis-Ulysse Chopard, a talented young craftsman, established his workshop. By virtue of their precision and reliability, his watches quickly gained a solid reputation among enthusiasts and found buyers as far afield as Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia. In 1921, the founder’s son, Paul Louis Chopard, opened a branch in La Chaux-de-Fonds and then relocated the company headquarters there. In 1937, he moved the firm to Geneva, the capital of Haute Horlogerie, or Fine Watchmaking, thereby bringing it closer to its cosmopolitan clientele. In 1943, Paul André Chopard, grandson of Louis-Ulysse, took the helm. In 1963 he sought a buyer capable of reviving and perpetuating the brand’s rich heritage, since none of his sons wished to take over the company. This was when he met Karl Scheufele, descendant of a dynasty of watchmakers and jewelers from Pforzheim, Germany. After a brief meeting, Karl Scheufele decided to buy the company. Under the impetus of the Scheufele family, Chopard experienced spectacular development. Renowned for its creativity, its state-of-the-art technology and the excellence of its craftsmen, it became one of the leading names in the high-end watch and jewelry industry. Entirely independent, Chopard is pursuing a time-honoured family tradition. Karl Scheufele and his wife Karin have orchestrated the company’s international expansion for more than 40 years and are still active in the firm. Their two children are its current co-presidents: Caroline Scheufele is responsible for the ladies’ collections and high jewelry, while her brother Karl-Friedrich Scheufele manages the gents' collections and the Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier, the production site of L.U.C movements.

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    Proxy Bidding Ends
    January
    31st Friday 7:50 pm CT
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    31st Friday
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    This lot is in: 1 - Jewelry & Timepieces Session
    (Lots 10001-10125) - 8:00 PM Central Time, Friday, January 31, 2020.
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