November 7, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
Lot 32: An antique diamond, demantoid and silver-topped gold brooch, circa 1890(16 views)
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An antique diamond, demantoid and silver-topped gold brooch
centering an old mine-cut diamond, weighing approximately 0.85 carat, surrounded by demantoid garnets and petals set with old mine and single-cut diamonds; estimated total remaining diamond weight: 12.90 carats.
18.1 dwt.: Length: 2 in.
Property from a Kinnelon, New Jersey estate
Please note that all wear is consistent with age and use for all the above lots. The absence of a statement of surface or condition issues does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging
Please note that the all information provided such as weights, grades, color, clarity are approximate and the opinion of the jewelry department of Freeman's.
Overall condition: fair to good
Brooch finding has been lead soldered to brooch with additional bail added so brooch can be worn as a pendant and cannot be removed. Otherwise good condition.
Central Diamond: old mine-cut
Carat(s): 0.85 total weight approximate
Accent Diamonds: old mine-cut, a few old single-cut
Carat(s): 12.90 total weight approximate
Demantoids: good color and condition
All items are sold as is on the day of the sale. Please note; all gemstones were measured and graded in their settings unless otherwise noted. Laboratory reports may be published, but do not guarantee the information provided, but rather are to inform potential buyers as to the findings of these reports. Some results provided by different laboratories may vary in their findings.
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