Description

    Raymond Yard Lady's Diamond, Emerald, Platinum Watch
    Case: 38 x 12.50 mm, rectangle, platinum, hinged back, two-piece case with diamonds and emerald accents
    Dial: silvered dial with black Hour Indexes, blued steel "Moon" hands, mineral crystal
    Movement: 5 jewel Swiss quartz movement
    Bracelet: platinum wheat chain with diamond and emerald accents, completed by a foldover clasp; 6 inches
    Stones: total diamond weight is approximately 2.15 carats, total emerald weight is approximately 2.60 carats--heart-shaped emeralds accompanied by AGL report # 12739, dated July 28, 1999, stating Natural Emeralds, Faint Evidence of Clarity Enhancement
    Signed: case and dial signed Yard
    Gross weight: 24.50 grams
    Note: watch is currently not in working order; original movement replaced


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Raymond Yard
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: SI
    Diamond Shapes: Half moon-shaped, Marquise-cut, Full-cut, Single-cut, Baguette-cut
    Diamond Count: 51 - 75
    Gem Type: Emerald
    Gem Certification No: 12739
    Gem Lab: AGL
    Gem Average Clarity: Fine
    Gem Shape: Heart-shaped, Square Emerald-cut, Fantasy-cut
    Gem Count: 26 - 50
    Overall Condition: Good
    Notes: A stunning lady's wristwatch with plenty of sparkle! Case and bracelet test as platinum. Heart-shaped emeralds measure 7.15 x 7.03 x 4.37 mm and 6.55 x 6.78 x 3.73 mm and weigh approximately 1.10 carats and 0.90 carats respectively. Similar example: Natasha Kuzmanovic, Yard, The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. Yard, p. 130.


    Raymond Yard: Raymond Yard lived the American Dream. In his impoverished youth, he worked for Marcus and Company both behind the scene in production, later at the forefront as a salesman before leaving to open his own business in 1922. His New York boutique sold watches and jewelry made of the finest material. His impeccable eye for quality and detail became Raymond Yard’s trademark. Rarely advertising, Yard's fame and reputation spread by word of mouth, earning him the patronage of America’s finest families: Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, du Pont, Woolworth and Flagler among others. He also attracted celebrities such as Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks. A humble man, his jewels are simply marked YARD. Raymond Yard is viewed ad one of the most prominent Art Deco jewelers in the world. Raymond Yard retired in 1958; his firm continues today.

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