The Catherine The Great Emerald Brooch sold for $1,650,500

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The Catherine The Great Emerald Brooch sold for $1,650,500

THE CATHERINE THE GREAT EMERALD BROOCH

At Christie’s auction of the “Jewels: The New York Sale” over a dozen jewelry pieces were sold above the million dollar range including “The Catherine The Great Emerald Brooch” which was sold for $1,650,500 (pictured above)


Lot Description

THE CATHERINE THE GREAT EMERALD BROOCH
Centering upon a hexagonal-cut emerald, within an openwork two-tiered rose-cut diamond surround, bordered by old mine-cut diamonds, mounted in silver-topped gold, mid 18th century, (brooch stem may be detached and brooch may be worn as a pendant with additional pendant hoop)
With report CS 41684 dated 28 January 2010 from the American Gemological Laboratories stating that based on available gemological information, it is the opinion of the Laboratory that the origin of this emerald would be classified as Classic Colombia. Clarity enhancement: Insignificant

Accompanied by a supplemental letter dated 28 January 2010 from the American Gemological Laboratories, attesting to the rarity and importance of this historical emerald

Accompanied by a letter written by Baron Fritz Cerrini, verifying the provenance of the brooch

More information on Christie’s auction site

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