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Modernist Op-Art Aquamarine and Garnet Ball Brooch by H. Stern

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50-1-11167

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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

Looking like an atom gone haywire, this wild and wonderful op-art brooch by H. Stern is a fun and fabulous treat for your eyes. Glistening and glimmering with cranberry-red garnets and bright baby-blue aquamarines, the uber-groovy jewel features a gleaming gold sphere that appears to move when you move. Art, toy, science model, and all-around unique and cool multidimensional jewel measuring a quite noticeable 2 inches across. Total aquamarine weight - 6.00 carats, total garnet weight - 5.85 carats. In 18K gold, the pin stem is 14K.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold, 14 Karat Yellow Gold - Pin Stem
Length:
2 Inch
Width:
2 Inch
Height:
1 Inch
Gram Weight:
25.7 Grams
Maker:
H. Stern
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

39 Round Cut Aquamarines

Carat Weight:
6.00 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Color:
Very Slightly Greenish Blue
Measurements:
2.70-5.20 mm

29 Round Cut Garnets

Carat Weight:
5.85 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Color:
Slightly Orangish Red
Measurements:
2.70-4.50 mm
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
11.85

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