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    Sale 7664

    Contemporary Jewellery and Watches

    29 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 61

    SPLENDOR
    A STRIKING TURQUOISE, DIAMOND AND GEM-SET DEMI-PARURE, BY VICENTE GRACIA

    Price Realised  

    SPLENDOR
    A STRIKING TURQUOISE, DIAMOND AND GEM-SET DEMI-PARURE, BY VICENTE GRACIA
    Comprising a brooch designed as four turquoise flowerhead clusters with diamond detail, rock crystal roses and emerald leaf connecting links, one cluster with brilliant-cut diamond centre suspending a tassel of turquoise tulips with emerald leaf surmounts, with a pair of ear pendants en suite, brooch 11.4 cm long, ear pendants 9.4 cm long, in diamond-set maker's case, sold with original design
    Signed V. Gracia, for Gracia (2)


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    'Splendore'
    This demi-parure symbolises the relationship between Valencia and the silk route, according to Gracia. The turquoise 'Blue de Perse' (Sultans flowers) evoke the oriental perfume and the tassel of tulips made from turquoise and emerald capture the splendour of the silk damasks.