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    Sale 7673

    The Dubai Sale: Jewels and Watches

    29 October 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 46

    A PAIR OF EMERALD AND DIAMOND CUFFLINKS, BY MICHAEL YOUSSOUFIAN

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF EMERALD AND DIAMOND CUFFLINKS, BY MICHAEL YOUSSOUFIAN
    'Lucky 8' Each designed as a cushion-shaped emerald within a rectangular-shaped diamond and circular-shaped black diamond surround to the fixed post and similarly-set hinged bar, 1.9 cm wide, 'Lucky 8' engraved on the mount
    With maker's mark for Michael Youssoufian
    Accompanied by report 52115 dated 28 August 2008 from the Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF) stating that the emeralds are of Colombian origin with minor clarity modification


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    The 'Lucky Eight' cufflinks are so called because each of the gemstones used have a total carat weight that includes the number eight. The two emeralds together weigh 8.80 carats, the black diamonds amount to 1.08 carats and the baguette-cut diamonds weigh a total of 2.88 carats. The number eight is important for many religions and countries particularly in China where it is considered to be the luckiest of numbers as it is associated with prosperity and wealth.