Antique Double Strand Silver, Gold and Diamond Necklace. Estimate $150,000-250,000. Photo Doyle
Centering one old-mine cut diamond approximately 3.60 cts., 5 old-mine cut diamonds approximately 11.00 cts., 31 old-mine cut diamonds approximately 40.00 cts., and 76 old-mine cut diamonds approximately 32.00 cts., completed by a clasp centering one old-mine cut diamond approximately 2.40 cts., encircled by 10 old-mine cut diamonds approximately 1.30 cts., and 10 old-mine cut diamonds approximately 4.00 cts., clasp detachable as pendant and strands detach to form two necklaces, with two pairs of mounted diamonds to be used as clasps, totaling 4 old-mine cut diamonds approximately 1.50 cts. Length 17 1/4 inches. With fitted box signed S.J. Philips Ltd.
Color grading in so far as mounting permits. Diamonds face up slightly whiter.
Center diamond: J-K-VS-SI (clean except for chip on crown facet near girdle and chip at edge), brilliant, with hinged pendant-loop.
5 diamonds (over 2.00 cts. each): K-L-VS-SI, several chips at edge, larger diamond in shorter strand appears slightly whiter, J-K-VS, chip on crown facet by edge, brilliant. Large diamond of shorter strand with hinged pendant-loop.
31 diamonds (1.00-2.00 cts.): several I-J, mostly J-K-several VS,
mostly SI, some Imp., not visible to eye, several small chips at edge, brilliant.
76 diamonds (under 1.00 ct.): G-H-I-J-K-VS-SI-Imp., not visible to eye to slightly visible to eye, several small chips at edge, 2 chips on one diamond on crown facets, brilliant.
Clasp: 15/16 x 1″.
Center diamond: K-L-M-I1, faces up whiter, brilliant.
Smaller diamonds: J-K-L-SI-Imp., lumpier cuts, lively.
Larger diamonds: I-J-K-VS-SI, several Imp., brilliant.
4 diamond attachment so each strand can be worn separately.
Doyle New York. Important Jewelry. Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 10am