Stunning Fred Leighton Gemstone and Diamond Bib Necklace
ca. 1950s, 18k yellow gold, the bold necklace mounted with an array of natural ruby, sapphire and emerald cabochons in various sizes, interwoven with carved emerald stones and round brilliant-cut diamonds, with an approximate total ruby weight of 111.85 carats, total sapphire weight of 201.12 carats, total emerald weight of 342.39 carats and total diamond weight of 46.50 carats, approximate color E-G and clarity VVS1-VS2. inside l. 17", outside l. 22", widest w. 2-3/4", total weight 289.0 grams
Notes: This necklace is one of five similar necklaces that were offered by Fred Leighton. One of the five offered was worn by Amy Adams at the 2009 Academy Awards when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Beyonce also wore the necklace in the November 2008 issue of InStyle magazine.