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A MAGNIFICENT EMERALD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY CARTIER
JEWELS FROM THE PATIÑO COLLECTION PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
A MAGNIFICENT EMERALD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY CARTIER

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A MAGNIFICENT EMERALD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY CARTIER
Set with twelve octagonal and hexagonal-cut emeralds, weighing a total of approximately 108.74 carats, with twin old European-cut diamond spacers, weighing a total of approximately 59.36 carats, mounted in gold collets with heart-shaped galleries, 1937, modified at a later date to create the pair of earrings en suite (lot 214), 45.0 cm
By Cartier, no. E 6992 A
Accompanied by Premium Report no. 69531 dated 22 August 2013 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the 12 emeralds are of Colombian origin, 8 with indications of minor oil, 4 with no indications of clartiy modification, and an Appendix Letter for an 'Exceptional Emerald Necklace' indicating that 'The described necklace is very impressive in its classic design and contains twelve natural emeralds alternating with colourless diamonds of remarkable size. The emeralds for this necklace have been carefully selected and exhibit an attractive and highly matching green colour combined with a fine purity.'
Literature
H. Nadelhoffer, Cartier : Jewelers Extraordinary, Harry N. Abrams Publishers, 1984, New York, p. 241 (illustrated in its original form, suspending the emerald cross of HRH Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain)

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