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18k magnificent ruby dia bracelet,c.1880, 59 dwts

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18k magnificent ruby dia bracelet,c.1880, 59 dwts
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18k magnificent ruby diamond bracelet,c.1880, 59 The inside opening is 2.25 inches and the outside circumference is 8 inches.//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////Diamond analysis: The bracelet contains 267 old miner cut diamonds ranging in weight from .02ct to .10ct each.There are two flowers with a combined total of forty eight .03ct diamonds, two flowers with a combined total of seventy diamonds ranging from .025ct to .05cts, two flowers containing with a combined total of eighty .07ct(average) diamonds, and one main flower which has a total of forty five diamonds ranging from .02ct to .10cts(average) in the main leaves.In addition there are six line separations between the flowers containing 24 diamonds weighing between .02cts to .10cts//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////.Total estimated weight of all the diamonds is 14.64 carats.The range is wide because the size and number of the diamonds increase as you go from the end of the bracelet to the center top.The first flowers on each side have diamonds in the petals and then the next flower has a star ring of diamonds around the ruby before you get to the diamonds in the petals.There is one small .02ct diamond missing from one of the star diamond rings around the ruby, but easily replaced.David Killen Gallery will replace this missing diamond if the high bidder wants to hire us to do this, with an old diamond from our supply of antique diamonds at a cost of 75.00 after the item is paid for in full.Or the buyer can have a local jeweler take care of it./////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////In general, it is difficult to estimate the weight of the old miner diamonds,they have high tops and deep lower pavillions, so they tend to weigh more than the brilliant modern cuts.A slight adjustment of approximately 5% was made in the weight estimation to account for the heavier weight of the cut.///////////////////////////////////Diamond color and clarity: the color is well matched, in the G-H range, and the clarity ranges from VS1 to SI1 to SI2 with most of the diamonds very clean and inclusion free.////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////The black areas of the bracelet are enamel.There is no damage to the enamel, it is in excellent condition.////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////There are thirteen rubies, ranging in weight from .75cts to .05cts for a total ruby weight of approximately 3 carats.There is one small cabochon ruby and one small square cut ruby and 11 faceted rubies, suggesting the cabochon and the square cut are replacements over time.The cabochon is a natural ruby, and the square cut is a natural ruby, I believe some of the remaining 11 rubies are a combination of some natural and some synthetic.It's possible they are all natural, but I believe at least some are synthetic.A fine natural ruby will often appear to be synthetic, but none of the rubies have been laboratory tested and the bracelet is sold as is.//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////There is one mark, 750, on the tongue of the clasp, leading us to believe that the bracelet was made in North Africa for the Parisian market or India for the English market.These countries like Turkey, Tunis, Morocco, India often use old miner cut diamonds, and enamel and leave the pieces unmarked or with a single simple mark like this piece, 750./////////////////////Tests 18k solid gold.//////////////////////////////////////////A very unusual one of a kind handmade piece.The amount of work to set all the old miner diamonds, each one having a particular shape and form, is staggering in scope and effort, I image this bracelet took a year or more to construct and finish.A real work of art in the jewelry world.Age is approximately 1880 to 1920, but maybe as late as 1940.
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18k magnificent ruby dia bracelet,c.1880, 59 dwts

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Jul 28, 2019
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0093: 18k magnificent ruby dia bracelet,c.1880, 59 dwts

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Est. $200 - $300Starting Price $100
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18k magnificent ruby diamond bracelet,c.1880, 59 The inside opening is 2.25 inches and the outside circumference is 8 inches.//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////Diamond analysis: The bracelet contains 267 old miner cut diamonds ranging in weight from .02ct to .10ct each.There are two flowers with a combined total of forty eight .03ct diamonds, two flowers with a combined total of seventy diamonds ranging from .025ct to .05cts, two flowers containing with a combined total of eighty .07ct(average) diamonds, and one main flower which has a total of forty five diamonds ranging from .02ct to .10cts(average) in the main leaves.In addition there are six line separations between the flowers containing 24 diamonds weighing between .02cts to .10cts//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////.Total estimated weight of all the diamonds is 14.64 carats.The range is wide because the size and number of the diamonds increase as you go from the end of the bracelet to the center top.The first flowers on each side have diamonds in the petals and then the next flower has a star ring of diamonds around the ruby before you get to the diamonds in the petals.There is one small .02ct diamond missing from one of the star diamond rings around the ruby, but easily replaced.David Killen Gallery will replace this missing diamond if the high bidder wants to hire us to do this, with an old diamond from our supply of antique diamonds at a cost of 75.00 after the item is paid for in full.Or the buyer can have a local jeweler take care of it./////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////In general, it is difficult to estimate the weight of the old miner diamonds,they have high tops and deep lower pavillions, so they tend to weigh more than the brilliant modern cuts.A slight adjustment of approximately 5% was made in the weight estimation to account for the heavier weight of the cut.///////////////////////////////////Diamond color and clarity: the color is well matched, in the G-H range, and the clarity ranges from VS1 to SI1 to SI2 with most of the diamonds very clean and inclusion free.////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////The black areas of the bracelet are enamel.There is no damage to the enamel, it is in excellent condition.////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////There are thirteen rubies, ranging in weight from .75cts to .05cts for a total ruby weight of approximately 3 carats.There is one small cabochon ruby and one small square cut ruby and 11 faceted rubies, suggesting the cabochon and the square cut are replacements over time.The cabochon is a natural ruby, and the square cut is a natural ruby, I believe some of the remaining 11 rubies are a combination of some natural and some synthetic.It's possible they are all natural, but I believe at least some are synthetic.A fine natural ruby will often appear to be synthetic, but none of the rubies have been laboratory tested and the bracelet is sold as is.//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////There is one mark, 750, on the tongue of the clasp, leading us to believe that the bracelet was made in North Africa for the Parisian market or India for the English market.These countries like Turkey, Tunis, Morocco, India often use old miner cut diamonds, and enamel and leave the pieces unmarked or with a single simple mark like this piece, 750./////////////////////Tests 18k solid gold.//////////////////////////////////////////A very unusual one of a kind handmade piece.The amount of work to set all the old miner diamonds, each one having a particular shape and form, is staggering in scope and effort, I image this bracelet took a year or more to construct and finish.A real work of art in the jewelry world.Age is approximately 1880 to 1920, but maybe as late as 1940.
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