12-08-201512-08-2015
Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsBoston MA
2871BBoston
December 8, 2015 10:00 AMCalender
490A

Pair of Platinum, Ruby, and Diamond Drops

$24,600$20,000
Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2871BLocation: BostonDate / Time: December 08, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Pair of Platinum, Ruby, and Diamond Drops, each centering a pear-shape ruby, measuring approx. 9.39 x 7.14 x 2.95 and 9.90 x 7.24 x 3.49 mm, surrounded by old European-cut diamonds, approx. total diamond wt. 2.70 cts, (rubies with carved channels to underside).

Note: Accompanied by AGL report no. CS70602A and B, dated October 7, 2015, stating that the rubies are natural with no evidence of heat treatment, origin Burma.

Provenance: From the collection of a prominent British American family. According to family oral history, most of the stones and pearls were purchased in the 1880s or 1890s by the family patriarch, a successful banker who maintained residences in the United States, Great Britain, and France.
Estimate $8,000-10,000

rubies with nicks and abrasions, two diamonds with chips to girdle.


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Keywords

France, Myanmar, United Kingdom, United States