A French Antique 18 karat gold and silver top necklace with diamonds, peridots, grossularite garnets, pink topaz, aquamarines and chrysoberyls. The graduated, foiled colored stones are framed and spaced with rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.60 carats. The closed backs are decorated with a deeply carved swirl motif.This necklace was the property of the Estate of Quincy Adams Shaw, and then by descent. He was an important businessman, having invested in copper mining. He lived in Paris in the 1850's where he became involved in the artistic world and began collecting."Necklaces were short [in the early 19th C...Typically, they consisted of a rivière of gems...The strong emphasis on colour was further underlined by the technique of 'foiling' each coloured gem...." -Mascetti and Triossi.Discussed in The Necklace From Antiquity to the Present, by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi , Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1997, page 85 (discussion).
|Signed: French control and makers mark.|
|Dimensions: 14-1/2" length|
|Item #: N-16544|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
An American Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum ring with aquamarine and diamonds by William Ruser. The ring has a step-cut aquamarine with an approximate total weight of 33.30 carats, and 68 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.05 carats. William Ruser was a much sought after Beverly Hills jeweler within the Hollywood community whose pieces were worn by numerous film stars on and off-screen in the 1940's through the 1960's. The distinctive Ruser style involved skillfully sculpted children and pearl winged angels, often seated on clouds of freshwater pearls and crowned with halos of tiny seed pearls, as well as less whimsical jewelry. He closed the doors to his shop in 1969, whereupon the property was bought by Van Cleef and Arpels which remains in the same location on Rodeo Drive today. Ring size 6-1/2; this ring can be sized.
|Dimensions: Ring size 6; this ring can be sized.|
|Item #: R-18032|
|Price: $25,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An English Mid-20th Century platinum ring with aquamarine and diamonds. The ring centers on an emerald-cut aquamarine with an approximate weight of 22.25 carats, set with 34 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .70 carat. The ring is designed in a late 1930's Retro style with scalloped diamond set shoulders.Ring size 6-1/4; this ring can be sized.
|Signed: English hallmarks London|
|Dimensions: Ring size 6-1/4; this ring can be sized.|
|Item #: R-18336|
|Price: $17,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A pair of earrings with aquamarine and diamond by Tiffany & Co. The earrings has a 6 pear-shape aquamarine with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats, and 82 round and rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.00 carats with an F-G color and VVS-VS clarity grade.
|Signed: "Tiffany & Co". PT950. NO. 6557220.|
|Dimensions: 3-1/2'' Long|
|Item #: ER-18756|
|Price: $35,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|