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    Sale 2061

    New York Jewels

    11 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 68

    A PAIR OF AMETHYST, CITRINE AND SAPPHIRE EAR PENDANTS, BY PRINCE DIMITRI

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    A PAIR OF AMETHYST, CITRINE AND SAPPHIRE EAR PENDANTS, BY PRINCE DIMITRI
    Of girandole design, each suspending detachable faceted citrine and amethyst drops, from faceted oval-shaped citrines, each topped by a collet-set cabochon sapphire, to a line of faceted citrines alternating with rectangular-cut amethysts, each topped by a collet set diamond, mounted in 18k gold
    By Prince Dimitri


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    Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia was born in 1958 and grew up in the town of Versailles. Jewelry and jewelry design have always been his passions. It was his paternal grandmother who related firsthand the magnificence of the jewelry collection of her mother and grandmothers. His great-grandmother, Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, had inherited all of the diamonds belonging to her mother, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, a collection renowned the world over for its lavish, exquisite breadth.

    Prince Dimitri has been designing jewelry since 1999. The ear pendants are from an early collection consisting primarily of semi-precious stones. In 2008, he and partner, Todd Morley, founded Prince Dimitri Company at 5 East 57th Street in New York to showcase a high jewelry collection of one-of-a-kind pieces featuring innovative design, rare gems and other extraordinary materials.