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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: Asian Art, Jewelry & Estates Auction
Viewing Notes:
Early Chinese ceramics, bronzes and scrolls from a Coachella Valley Collection; together with Pre-Columbian and ancient pottery from the Estate of Dr. E.H. Simpson, Los Angeles; Japanese antiques and decorations including Imari, woodblocks, paintings, etc. from the Harvey Estate, Beverly Hills; Furnishings and decorations from a Southern California residence; together with jades, wood carvings, etc; Numerous Chinese carved jades from a Coral Gables, Florida Estate; together with ivory carvings and netsuke from 2 Central California Collections; Large collection of precious and semi-precious jewelry; together with numerous snuff bottles from Canadian and Washington State Collections;
Sale Notes:
December 4 - 8, 11am - 5pm or by appointment.

Asian Art, Jewelry & Estates Auction (578 Lots)

by I.M. Chait


578 lots with images

December 9, 2012

Live Auction

Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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Chinese Carved Jade/Hardstone Vessel

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Description: Chinese Carved Jade/Hardstone Vessel Chinese heavily "calcified" and elaborately carved, jade or hardstone vessel: of globular form and with allover low relief designs of dragons among clouds pursuing a flaming pearl, two openwork qilin handles; L: 5 1/4"

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23 Various Chinese Carved Jadeite Items

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Description: 23 Various Chinese Carved Jadeite Items Group of 19 Chinese carved jadeite pendants; all with some attractive natural green coloration, all but one with yellow gold bale: peach-form; 2 with fish; 2 with ruyi and other plants; one flower; bat with cash; double happiness; leaf-form; triangular; peaches; bird medallion; and two with fish; together with 5 yellow gold mounted pendants: Guanyin, leaf-form; bat with cash, heart-form, and hand holding a blossom; together with 4 rings; L: 1 1/2" (largest)

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Two Chinese Jade Pendants & Guanyin

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Description: Two Chinese Jade Pendants & Guanyin Two Chinese carved very deep green (nearly black), jade pendants: rectangular with rodents and cash in relief; together with carved seated Guanyin form, holding a bottle and pearl; L: 2 1/2" (larger); each with certificate of identification

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Two Various Chinese Carved Pendants

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Description: Two Various Chinese Carved Pendants Two Chinese carved pendants: celadon jade flat pebble form with Guanyin in relief; together with a Neolithic-style black jade or hardstone pig-dragon; each pending on a string of fresh water pearls; L: 2 1/4" (larger)

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Chinese Carved Spinach Jade Pendant

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Description: Chinese Carved Spinach Jade Pendant Unusual Chinese carved spinach jade pendant plaque; rectangular form with Guandi and his halberd in relief; L: 2 7/8"

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Antique Chinese Hardwood Tripod Brushpot

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Description: Antique Chinese Hardwood Tripod Brushpot Antique Chinese hardwood brushpot; of slightly concave cylindrical form with tripod feet, attractive patina (minor wear); H: 6"

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Two Fine Chinese Hardwood Brushpots

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Description: Two Fine Chinese Hardwood Brushpots Two fine Chinese hardwood brushpots: footed hexagonal form with concaved sides (small chip, wear); together with a smaller cylindrical; both with fine graining; H: 6 1/2" (larger)

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3 Chinese Carved Jade/Hardstone Animals

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Description: 3 Chinese Carved Jade/Hardstone Animals Group of 3 Chinese carved somewhat "calcified" jade or hardstone animals: 2 qilin, each standing and baring its teeth; and a goose form; each of mottled coloration; L: 5" (largest)

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Pair Chinese Lacquered Scroll Weights

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Description: Pair Chinese Lacquered Scroll Weights Pair Chinese lacquered hardwood, probably zitan, scroll weights; each rectangular and painted with gilt designs of figures in landscapes (minor wear); L: 13" (each)

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Chinese Celadon Glazed Porcelain Vase

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Description: Chinese Celadon Glazed Porcelain Vase Chinese Qianlong-style celadon glazed porcelain vase; of globular baluster form with phoenix head handles, moulded archaistic designs to the body, seal mark; H: 13"

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Set of Old Ivory Handled Fruit Flatware

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Description: Set of Old Ivory Handled Fruit Flatware Set of early 20th Century, carved ivory-handled fruit flatware; including 6 forks and 6 knives in the original fitted box, hallmarked (some usual wear); L: 14 1/2", box

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Large Chinese Grained Hardwood Brushpot

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Description: Large Chinese Grained Hardwood Brushpot Large Chinese hardwood brushpot; of cylindrical, very slightly concaved form and attractively grained (some wear and other minor flaws); D: 7 1/2"

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Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Bowl

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Description: Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Bowl Costa Rican (Nicoya), Pre-Columbian pottery footed bowl; globular form with moulded and painted facial and geometric designs (wear and chips); D: 8 1/2"

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Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Vessel

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Description: Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Vessel Costa Rican (Nicoya), Pre-Columbian pottery footed vessel; of somewhat ovoid form with moulded bird-like creature and painted geometric designs (chips); H: 10 1/2"

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Chinese Carved Turquoise Miniature Urn

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Description: Chinese Carved Turquoise Miniature Urn Chinese carved turquoise miniature urn and cover; with somewhat flattened globular body and pedestal foot (repair to foot and chip); H: 4", wire inlaid wood stand

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Old Japanese Kutani Porcelain Dish

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Description: Old Japanese Kutani Porcelain Dish Early 20th Century, very elaborately enameled Japanese Kutani porcelain dish; with landscape scene featuring dwellings along the shore and cranes in the foreground beneath a flowering tree, Fuji in the distance, signed with 3-character mark (minor wear) D: 15"

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Large Chinese Famille Rose Figural Group

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Description: Large Chinese Famille Rose Figural Group Large Chinese Famille Rose porcelain figural group; depicting Guanyin standing in long robes and holding a Buddha's hand citron in one hand, with a child riding a qilin at her side, the child offering her a flowering basket; H: 20"

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Antique Thai Enameled Porcelain Bowl

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Description: Antique Thai Enameled Porcelain Bowl Antique Thai, 17th/18th Century enameled porcelain bowl; with Buddhist floral designs to the interior, the exterior with deities (minor flaws, wear & chip to foot) D: 5 1/2", in a Japanese lacquered box

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Group of 7 Chinese Malachite Carvings

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Description: Group of 7 Chinese Malachite Carvings Group of 7 small Chinese malachite carvings, including: 6 animals: a striding lion, rhino, armadillo (loss to tail), horse (repaired), deer (repaired), and a dog; together with an obelisk; L: 6" (largest)

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Chinese Carved Lapis Lazuli Lizard

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Description: Chinese Carved Lapis Lazuli Lizard Chinese carved lapis lazuli model of a dragon lizard; standing on rockery, with mouth open and displaying its "frilled" neck, attractive mottled coloration; L: 11"

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Chinese Bowenite Tea Set & Fluorite Cabbage

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Description: Chinese Bowenite Tea Set & Fluorite Cabbage Chinese green bowenite tea set, including 6 small cups, bamboo motif teapot and foliate tray (repaired tray); together with a large and elaborately carved purple, green and clear fluorite cabbage (some chips); L: 10" (larger)

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Large Chinese Carved Bamboo Quince

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Description: Large Chinese Carved Bamboo Quince Large Chinese carved bamboo quince (Buddha's hand citron); of naturalistic form and with openwork branch and foliage (crack, small flaws); L: 13"

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Chinese Carved Hardwood Ruyi Scepter

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Description: Chinese Carved Hardwood Ruyi Scepter Chinese carved hardwood, probably zitan, scepter; of ruyi fungus form with smaller fungus around the branch-like shaft; L: 15"

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2 Chinese Wood Carvings: Brushpot & Scepter

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Description: 2 Chinese Wood Carvings: Brushpot & Scepter Two Chinese carvings: tall rectangular bamboo brushpot, with relief designs of children among flowers to each side, with wood rim and base, inscription; together with an unusual wood lotus pod form scepter with moveable seeds; L: 13 1/2" (longer)

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Two Chinese Yixing Pottery Teapots

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Description: Two Chinese Yixing Pottery Teapots 宜興砂壺 兩件 Two Chinese yixing pottery teapots with covers: cylindrical with short spout and wide handle, with two loose rings to the lid, with blue enameled floral decoration; the other of squared baluster form with bamboo motif spout and with moulded foliage in relief; each with seal mark (taller with repair to cover, rim and handle; usual minor wear); H: 5 3/4" (larger)

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Chinese Carved Hardwood Ruyi Scepter

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Description: Chinese Carved Hardwood Ruyi Scepter Chinese carved hardwood ruyi scepter, probably zitan; of unusual form with ruyi head and end, the body with recumbent Budai holding an ingot and with coins and his sack (minor wear); L: 19 1/2"

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Three Chinese Carved Horn Libation Cups

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Description: Three Chinese Carved Horn Libation Cups Group of 3 Chinese carved horn libation cups: the largest with scholars among pine and playing go in a bamboo grove, one side with natural texture remaining; medium with scholar and attendant amid pine; and smaller of more traditional cup form with figure gesturing toward pine; H: 6 3/4" (tallest)

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Pair Unusual Chinese Beijing Glass Vases

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Description: Pair Unusual Chinese Beijing Glass Vases Pair of very unusual Chinese Beijing glass vases; each of mottled turquoise green color and octagonal faceted, footed bottle form with abbreviated rims; H: 10" (each)

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Chinese Archaistic Carved Jade Box

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Description: Chinese Archaistic Carved Jade Box Chinese archaistic carved green jade box and cover; with bird form front and tail, and with low relief hydra motifs; various gold lacquer emulating gilt bronze (some chips); L: 7"

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Four Archaistic Chinese Carved Jades

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Description: Four Archaistic Chinese Carved Jades Group of 4 archaistic Chinese carved jades; each covered in bronze like gilt lacquer: recumbent qilin; somewhat bear-form, seated upright; recumbent bird; and a half-bird creature with human face; L: 4" (largest)

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Chinese Archaistic Carved & Lacquered Jade

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Description: Chinese Archaistic Carved & Lacquered Jade Chinese archaistic carved and lacquered green jade tripod pouring vessel; cylindrical with taotie mask designs, claw feet, and 3 birds on the cover; L: 6"

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Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Mountain

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Description: Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Mountain Chinese carved celadon and brown jade mountain-form pebble; with design of a crane and deer beneath pine, much remaining original pebble "skin"; H: 4"

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Chinese Enameled Rectangular Porcelain Tile

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Description: Chinese Enameled Rectangular Porcelain Tile Chinese enameled porcelain tile; rectangular with design of a lone figure and his horse in a mountainous landscape, inscription and seal mark (minor wear); L: 16"

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Heavy Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Vase

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Description: Heavy Chinese Cloisonné Enamel Vase Very heavy Chinese, Qianlong-style cloisonné enamel on bronze meiping vase; with all over dragon motifs, seal mark (some usual minor pitting); H: 14"

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Large Group Pre-Columbian Pottery Items

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Description: Large Group Pre-Columbian Pottery Items Large group of various Pre-Columbian pottery vessels, including: jars, plates and bowls, some with painted decorations: one in the form of a foot, some animal form; together with figural; from Mexico, Central America and South America (some usual wear and small flaws); totaling approx. 19 pieces; H: 6 1/4" (largest)

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Antique Diamond Arrow Brooch

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Description: Antique Diamond Arrow Brooch Antique arrow-form brooch; in yellow gold and silver, set with 12 various diamonds, Circa 1900; L: 1 5/8"

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18K Gold and Baroque Pearl Pendant

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Description: 18K Gold and Baroque Pearl Pendant Baroque "silvery" cultured pearl: mounted in 18K white and yellow gold and with a white gold chain; the pearl approx. 22 x 16 mm; L: 1" (pendant)

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Suite of Chinese Carved Jadeite Jewelry

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Description: Suite of Chinese Carved Jadeite Jewelry Suite of Chinese carved jadeite jewelry, including: necklace with carved beads, and with an openwork pendant with fruits and foliage motif; together with a pair of matching openwork bead earrings; and a bead bracelet with openwork bead pendant; all interspersed with various gold filigree ornaments and gold filigree beads; the jades of medium to dark apple green coloration, early 20th Century; L: 14" (necklace)

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Long Pink Opal Bead Necklace

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Description: Long Pink Opal Bead Necklace Opera length necklace; comprised of 43 unusually large, round pink opal beads, each measuring approx 15.5mm; L: 28"

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Pair 18K Gold, Amethyst & Diamond Earrings

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Description: Pair 18K Gold, Amethyst & Diamond Earrings Pair 18K yellow gold earrings: each with a teardrop-cut amethyst at the top; diamond-set and pending faceted heart-shaped amethysts below; L: 1 3/4" (each)

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Pair 18K Gold & Picture Agate Cufflinks

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Description: Pair 18K Gold & Picture Agate Cufflinks Very unusual pair of 18K yellow gold cufflinks; the settings with small pavé diamonds: each set with an oval "picture agate" plaque, and each with natural landscape, designed by Patrick Mauboussin, signed; L: 3/4" (each)

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Pair of 18K Gold Mounted Ladybug Cufflinks

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Description: Pair of 18K Gold Mounted Ladybug Cufflinks Charming pair of 18K yellow gold cufflinks; each set with carved agate and coral ladybugs, each with inlaid black "spots"; L: 1"

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Ladies' Hamilton 14K Gold Wrist Watch

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Description: Ladies' Hamilton 14K Gold Wrist Watch Ladies' Hamilton 14K yellow gold wrist watch; with finely textured band: the oval dial surrounded by alternating round-cut emeralds and diamonds; gross weight approx. 31 grams; L: 6 3/4"

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Pair 14K Gold & Lapis Lazuli Earrings

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Description: Pair 14K Gold & Lapis Lazuli Earrings Pair 14K yellow gold earrings: each set with 5 round-cut diamonds, together weighing approx. 0.50 Ct., and each pending a large oval cabochon lapis lazuli; L: 1 3/4"

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Multicolor Sapphire Briolette Necklace

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Description: Multicolor Sapphire Briolette Necklace Multicolor sapphire briolette necklace: all with fine faceting all around and exhibiting numerous colors; graduating in size, with white gold clasp mounted with small diamonds; L: 14"

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Ladies' Platinum & Black Star Sapphire Ring

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Description: Ladies' Platinum & Black Star Sapphire Ring Ladies' platinum ring: set with an oval cabochon natural black star sapphire, weighing approx. 15.30 Cts., and flanked by a total of 4 yellow sapphires, together weighing approx. 0.45 Ct. and 2 baguette diamonds, weighing approx. 0.50 Ct.; size: 5

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Two Carved Pendants: Rose Quartz & Tiger's Eye

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Description: Two Carved Pendants: Rose Quartz & Tiger's Eye Two carved pendants: Chinese openwork rose quartz with peach, pea pod, and blossom among foliage; and banded tiger's eye in the form of a head of an Egyptian pharaoh; each with 14K yellow gold mount and bale; L: 1 3/4" (larger)

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Ladies' Platinum & Fancy Diamond Ring

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Description: Ladies' Platinum & Fancy Diamond Ring Ladies' platinum ring: set with a center round-cut fancy diamond in a greenish gray color, weighing approx. 1.44 Cts.; flanked by 3 small white diamonds on either side; size: 5 1/4; with GIA report #13336994 stating the color as Natural Fancy Greenish Gray

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Ladies' 18K Gold, Peridot & Diamond Ring

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Description: Ladies' 18K Gold, Peridot & Diamond Ring Ladies' 18K white gold ring; set with a faceted heart shaped peridot, weighting approx. 3.0 Cts. and with numerous small diamonds around and down the band, together weighing approx. 2.0 Cts.; size: 7

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14K Gold, Amethyst & Diamond Pendant

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Description: 14K Gold, Amethyst & Diamond Pendant 14K yellow gold pendant: set with a large emerald-cut amethyst, weighing approx. 16.0 Cts.; framed by 28 small round diamonds, totaling approx. 0.60 Ct.; L: 3/4"

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