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The Victoria-Transvaal Diamond was cut from a 240-carat rough stone found at the Premier Mine in Transvaal, South Africa, in 1951. The pear shaped, fancy “champagne-colored” diamond was originally cut to 75 carats but then later recut to 67.89 carats for better proportions. Total weight of the 106 diamonds in the necklace is approximately 45 carats. The Victoria-Transvaal diamond was worn in the 1952 movie “Tarzan’s Savage Fury.”
An early 20th century diamond, emerald and pearl pendant/brooch, circa 1910 The brooch surmount composed of a diamond-set double ribbon-bow motif with central triangular-cut emerald accent, suspending an oval pendant centred by an 8.8mm. bouton-shaped pearl, within borders of calibré-cut emeralds and collet mounted old brilliant-cut diamonds principal diamonds approx. 0.60ct. total, length 6.0cm.
Inquisition Necklace: a variation of the necklace belonged to Spanish royalty and was later worn by ladies of the French court. The necklace was purchased by the Maharaja of Idore in the early twentieth century. In 1948, Harry Winston purchased the necklace from the Maharaja's son.
Mouawad's record-breaking L'Incomparable diamond necklace: a 407.48 carat, internally flawless natural fancy deep yellow diamond set among 637 carats of diamonds, including 90 exceptional white diamonds in a variety of cuts and carat weights.Via Diamonds in the Library.
A padparadscha sapphire (an extremely rare & beautiful gemstone) & diamond ring ... The padparadscha sapphire is a 5.23 carat cushion cut & has been set within an openwork double-tiered surround of marquise and round brilliant-cut diamonds, between diamond-set split shoulders, all mounted in 18k white gold. The diamonds are estimated to weigh approximately 1.40 carats in total.