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    Sale 1368

    Jewels : The Geneva Sale

    13 May 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 193

    AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND 'TROMBINO' RING, BY BULGARI

    Price Realised  

    AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND 'TROMBINO' RING, BY BULGARI
    Set with an octagonal-shaped emerald with baguette-cut diamond shoulders, to the micro pavé-set diamond surround and half-hoop, ring size 7.0
    Signed Bulgari
    Accompanied by report no. 53306 dated 02 March 2009 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with minor amount of oil in fissures
    The emerald weighs approximately 7.0 carats


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    'One of the most successful and long-lasting designs by Bulgari, the Trombino rings, dates to the 1930s. Among the first examples was that given by Giorgio Bulgari to his future wife Leonilde on the occasion of their engagement in 1932. This ring was called Trombino as its shape is somehow reminiscent of a small trumpet (tromba in Italian).'

    Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Bulgari, Leonardo Arte srl, Milan, 1996, page 65

    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of a Gentleman of Title