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Lot 1: An antique diamond and pearl pendant
December 6, 2012
Altadena, CA, USALive Auction
Description: Circa 1880, silver-topped gold, centering a pearl measuring 8 mm., surrounded by 90 rose and old mine-cut diamonds totaling approximately 5.00 cts, and graded H-J color and VS-SI clarity, 2.1/4 x 1.3/4, 30 gms gross, est:$3000/5000 *** Please click ''view more'', below right for more information. ***
Condition Report: Pearl not tested as natural vs cultured. There is minor chipping to several diamonds. The item was at some point plated so the yellow gold is not white. Plating faded and silver shows balckening. The reserse shows a thredded area where an attachment (perhaps a brooch) could once be added. That item is missing. The hinged bail at the top is later added.
Provenance: Property of a Lady