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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 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 PAIR OF ANTIQUE GARNET EAR PENDANTS Each circular-cut garnet trefoil motif, suspending oval-cut garnet lines, by a pear and circular-cut garnet floret, to the graduated circular-cut garnet swag, enhanced by three pear-shaped garnets, with closed back, mounted in gold, circa 1830
A PAIR OF 18 CARAT WHITE GOLD MOONSTONE AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS Each composed of a series of three circular moonstone cabochon and brilliant-cut diamond cluster panels, suspending a similarly designed moonstone and diamond pear shaped drop, London hallmarks for 18 carat gold, 5.8cm long, post fittings
An early 19th century paste brooch Of girandole design set with 'aquamarine' coloured vari-shaped mixed-cut pastes, the shaped surmount with central cushion-cut single stone and square and circular accents within a cannetille surround, suspending triple pear shaped drops, in gilt metal mounts with coloured foil backs, circa 1830, the central drop in open mount
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