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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.”
A spessartite garnet and diamond necklace, by Tiffany & Co. The oval mixed-cut spessartite garnet within a stylised openwork surround set with brilliant-cut diamonds, suspended from a surmount and trace-link chain set with similarly cut diamonds, pendant mounted in platinum, diamonds approximately 0.80 carat total, pendant signed Tiffany & Co.
Victorian Garnet and Rose Cut Diamond Ring "A rich almond red 8.00 carat oval cabochon garnet is set in a delicate bezel setting and adorned with a striking, eight-legged star appliqué twinkling with rose-cut diamonds in yellow gold in this splendid, original antique Victorian ring. The wide rose gold shank is hand engraved. The garnet measures 3/4 by 5/8 inches."
A 99-carat center stone is surrounded by another 50 carats of garnets in shades ranging from deep red to bright orange, all set in 22-karat yellow gold. Photo: Thomas R. DuBrock, Houston Museum Of Natural Science / HC
TOPAZ AND DIAMOND PENDANT-BROOCH, MID 19TH CENTURY Set with a cushion-shaped topaz weighing approximately 15.70 carats, within an openwork quatrefoil frame of floral design, supporting a pear-shaped topaz weighing approximately 23.00 carats, decorated further with 2 old-mine diamonds weighing approximately .90 carat and numerous smaller old-mine, single-cut and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.95 carats, mounted in gold and silver.
A LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY EMERALD AND DIAMOND BROOCH / PENDANT. The surmount with fancy-cut emerald and single-cut diamond cluster centre, to a fruiting vine surround, composed of bunches of seed pearl grapes among old-cut diamond-set vine leaves, suspending a pear shaped emerald drop with similarly-set seed pearl and diamond border, to a further briolette-cut diamond terminal, mounted in silver and gold, 10.7cm long, later fitted retailers case
A late 19th century gem-set, pearl and diamond brooch. Of gothic inspiration, the large openwork rectangular plaque, composed of four old brilliant-cut diamond lines highlighted at their intersection with oval-cut rubies in square collet-settings, within a pearl and half-pearl, similarly-cut ruby and step-cut diamond surround, decorated with rose-cut diamonds, beading and scrolling details, old brilliant-cut diamonds approx. 1.75cts total, probably converted from a buckle