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Shreve and Co. Edwardian Natural Pearl, Demantoid and Diamond Butterfly - GIA

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50-3-10868

$29,750.00
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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

A rare sighting! Boasting a wingspan of 2 5/8 inches, this magnificent Edwardian-era butterfly (circa 1910) by San Francisco's preeminent fine jeweler from back in the day, Shreve & Co., est. 1852(!), is expertly hand fabricated in platinum over 18K yellow gold. Aglitter throughout with 5.50 carats of icy-white European-cut diamonds, its gleaming abdomen is composed of two lustrous, natural saltwater (aka Oriental) pearls, a large white pear shape and a smaller round metallic silver-graphite button pearl, while six smaller pearls adorn the wings and antennae. Ruby eyes and a half-dozen rich apple green demantoid garnets (inexplicably abraded and probably re-set from the customer's own jewelry) , hailing from the Ural Mountains of Russia, add a colorful touch to this lepidopterist's delight. A remarkable and ravishing, high-quality collectable.

Details

Length:
1 3/4 Inch
Width:
2 3/4 Inch
Height:
1/4 InchCirca 1900
Gram Weight:
21.6 Grams
Period:
Edwardian
Center Demantoid Garnet details
Cut/Shape:
Cushion Cut
Color:
Yellowish Green
Carat Weight:
2.50 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.
Measurements:
4.80 x 4.40 x 3.39 mm
4.60 x 5.00 x 3.49 mm
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

10 European Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
1.65 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.
Measurements:
3.00 x 3.50 mm
Color:
F-G-H-I
Clarity:
VS

136 European Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
3.85 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.
Measurements:
1.30-2.80 mm
Color:
F-G-H-I
Clarity:
VS
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
5.50

4 Round Cut Demantoid Garnets

Carat Weight:
0.25 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:
Yellowish Green
Measurements:
2.50-2.20 mm

1 Natural Pearl

Shape:
Button
Measurements:
6.60 x 5.40 mm
Color:
Gray, Natural
Report Notes:
Natural Saltwater Pearl, Pinctada Species

Gem Report Number: 2215930269

1 Natural Pearl

Shape:
Drop
Measurements:
11.80 x 9.75 x 7.80 mm
Color:
White
Report Notes:
Natural Saltwater Pearl, Pinctada Species

6 Natural Pearls

Shape:
Button
Measurements:
3.40-6.00 mm
Color:
Cream
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
2.75

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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