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    Sale 1350

    Magnificent Jewels

    15 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 294

    A COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND BROOCH, BY CARVIN FRENCH

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    A COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND BROOCH, BY CARVIN FRENCH
    Designed as a stylized flower, centering upon oval and rectangular-shaped yellow diamond pistils, set with scrolling tapered baguette-cut diamond petals and stem, to the vari-cut yellow, pink and blue diamond leaves, mounted in platinum 6.4 cm long
    Accompanied by twelve reports from the Gemological Institute of America:

    Report no. Date Colour Weight
    10181346 14 August 1997 Fancy Vivid Yellow 1.11
    10139007 16 May 1997 Fancy Vivid Yellow 1.03
    10105308 24 Mars 1997 Fancy Vivid Orangy Yellow 1.54
    10131375 12 May 1997 Fancy VIvid Orangy Yellow 1.26
    10105326 25 Mars 1997 Fancy Vivid Orangy Yellow 1.19
    10147035 06 June 1997 Fancy Intense Pink 0.35
    10163877 11 July 1997 Fancy Intense Purplish Pink 0.37
    10135699 03 June 1997 Fancy Intense Orangy Pink 0.35
    10155492 25 June 1997 Fancy Deep Blue 0.30
    10107298 22 April 1997 Fancy light Bluish Green 0.33
    10131128 28 May 1997 Greenish Yellow indeterminable 0.41
    10177015 31 July 1997 Fancy Intense Yellow Green 0.72


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    Carvin French


    Andre Chervin descends from a family of French jewellers. He learned his profession by studying jewellery in Paris and working as a model maker. After immigrating to New York in 1951, he and a friend, Serge Carponcy, started their own atelier located at 16 East Fifty-Second Street in 1954. Using only the finest materials they have created pieces for such jewellers as Raymond C.Yard, R. Esmerian Inc., Verdura, as well as for Donald Claflin and Angela Cummings during their tenures at design for Tiffany & Co. Soon Carvin French became referred to as a 'Jeweller's jeweller'. After Serge Carponcy retired in 1983, Andre Chervin maintained control of the firm, moving it to the current address at 515 Madison Avenue in 1987. His nephew Sylvain Chervin, who trained in Paris and in New York as a lapidary and a jeweller, joined the firm in 1984.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR