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    Topaz, Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Gold Jewelry Suite, Patricia Makena
    The suite includes a necklace composed of faceted topaz beads ranging in size from 13.40 x 10.15 mm to 13.70 x 10.35 mm, enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.00 carat; together with a pair of earrings showcasing faceted topaz beads measuring 14.00 x 9.65 mm and 13.80 x 10.40 mm and smaller, accented by seed pearls; all set in 14k gold. Gross weight 69.70 grams.
    Necklace Length: 18 inches
    Earring Dimensions: 1-7/8 inches x 7/16 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears


    Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Patricia Makena
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: I
    Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
    Diamond Count: 51 - 75
    Gem Type: Topaz
    Gem Average Clarity: Good
    Gem Shape: Faceted Bead
    Gem Count: 26 - 50
    Overall Condition: Good
    Pearl Type: Seed
    Pearl Surface: Slightly Blemished
    Pearl Shape: Round
    Pearl Color: White
    Pearl Overtone: Rose
    Pearl Luster: Good
    Pearl Count: 6
    Pearl Size: 2.15 mm to 3.10 mm
    Notes: A fabulous topaz jewelry suite! Pieces are not marked, but are attributed to Patricia Makena. Gold tests as 14K. Earrings completed by posts and friction backs; one back marked 14K, and the other marked 925. The smaller topaz beads in the earrings measure 4.15 x 3.05 mm to 4.30 x 2.70 mm. Several topaz are abraded, and a few have surface reaching inclusions.


    Patricia Makena: Patricia Makena began her artistic career as a sculptor and painter, incorporating crushed pearls and diamonds into her seascapes for a transient effect. Her designs contain precious and semi-precious stones set in 18k gold and reflect the vibrant colors and pure beauty of nature. Her collections are inspired by the dramatic scenery of her design studio in Maui, Hawaii.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2016
    19th Tuesday
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