Gembridge
Gembridge
Gembridge
Gembridge

24.30 ct
VINTAGE EMERALD NECKLACE

SpeciesDiamond | Emerald
TypeNecklace
Quantity1
Weight24.30 cts
ColourGreen | Vivid Green
CutOval
OriginColombia
MetalsPlatinum
Period1960s
ReportGembridge Report
Lot Number596
PriceUSD 49,500

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An emerald necklace from the 1960s, featuring a 4.29 carat oval-shaped, vivid green Colombian emerald, with 40 pieces of calibrated square emeralds, totalling 6.36 carats. The necklace has 80 grams of yellow gold and 10 grams of platinum. The total number of diamonds is 248, with a combined weight of 24.30 carats. There are 30 baguette diamonds, totalling 1.25 carats, graded G-H / VVS-VS. There are 59 round diamonds, totalling 3.77 carats, graded G-H / VVS-VS. There are 131 round diamonds, totalling 14.31 carats, graded G-H / VVS-VS. There is also one 0.68 carat round diamond, graded G-H / VVS-VS. There are also 27 marquise diamonds, totalling 4.29 carats, graded G-H / VVS-VS. HISTORY This unique emerald necklace has witnessed some of the most glamorous nights of Beirut’s golden era, gracing fabulous events in the Levant. Originally conceived and drawn by hand by Mr. Najib Tabbah [the Member’s grandfather], this stunning necklace is testament to his great love for his wife, as well as his craft. More than a jeweller, Mr.Tabbah was an artist who lived life to its fullest – as a poet, a painter, and an erudite artisan who was fluent in seven languages. During a fancy cocktail dinner, Mr.Tabbah glanced at his distinguished wife on the other side of the room and decided to paint her portrait. His boundless imagination and love of jewellery always had a special place in his drawings; he imagined this emerald necklace and then painted her wearing it. He soon turned the design into another of his superb pieces, which he gifted to her. The neckace has remained in the family, as part of its heritage, for more than 60 years.

An emerald necklace from the 1960s, featuring a 4.29 carat oval-shaped, vivid green Colombian emerald, with 40 pieces of calibrated square emeralds, totalling 6.36 carats. The necklace has 80 grams of yellow gold and 10 grams of platinum. The total number of diamonds is 248, with a combined weight of 24.30 carats. There are 30 baguette diamonds, totalling 1.25 carats, graded G-H / VVS-VS. There are 59 round diamonds, totalling 3.77 carats, graded G-H / VVS-VS. There are 131 round diamonds, totalling 14.31 carats, graded G-H / VVS-VS. There is also one 0.68 carat round diamond, graded G-H / VVS-VS. There are also 27 marquise diamonds, totalling 4.29 carats, graded G-H / VVS-VS.

Diamond is perhaps the most famous gemstone. It has many sought after gem properties: it’s incredibly hard (10/10 on Mohs scale), brilliant, lustrous and exhibits high dispersion. Most diamonds are billions of years old and composed simply of the element carbon. Diamonds in the white range have been popularised in engagement rings since the 1940s, while fancy colours are far rarer. Diamonds are also used to complement and accentuate the allure of coloured gemstones. Diamond is the birthstone for April and for 60th and 75th anniversaries

The green variety of the mineral beryl, and one of the most famous gemstones.

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