Lot 4: Long Braided Gold, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond Slide Necklace, Ilias Lalaounis
October 19, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Long Braided Gold, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond Slide Necklace, Ilias Lalaounis
18 kt., the braided gold mesh necklace joined by a textured gold panel topped by 12 collet-set round rubies, tipped by polished gold balls, terminating in two stylized detailed lion heads with ruby eyes, its manes decorated with single-cut diamond-set white gold plaques, with ruby and sapphire collars, signed Lalaounis, with maker's mark, approximately 99 dwts. Total length 33 1/2 inches, adjustable.
Minor dent midway on necklace.
Rubies (on spacer): bright to medium-deep pinkish-red, moderately included, lively.
Sapphires & rubies: medium deep blue and medium pinkish-purplish-red, moderately included, lively.
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