Sale 17JL02 | Lot 361

Gold, Platinum, Kunzite, Diamond and Yellow Beryl Necklace, by Mary Kruming Douglas

Catalogue: Important Jewelry

Lot Details

Lot 361
Gold, Platinum, Kunzite, Diamond and Yellow Beryl Necklace, by Mary Kruming Douglas
Composed of textured gold ribbons spaced by 11 emerald-cut kunzites approximately 204.50 cts., wrapped in platinum ribbons of 176 round diamonds approximately 10.85 cts., tipped by polished gold feet, spaced by swags of round yellow beryls, approximately 137 dwts. Inner circle 15 3/4 inches.

A child of the Asheville, North Carolina region, Ms. Kruming Douglas formed a creative career spanning from modeling at Bergdorf Goodman's to fashion editing at Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Ms. Kruming Douglas found her passion in designing custom jewelry at Tiffany's, Black, Starr & Gorham and Bulgari in the 1950s and 60s. Her jewelry is characterized by her unique use of yellow gold and colorful stones and is exemplified in custom design, prefering to visit clients in their homes before starting any project. She claimed design "is an expression of individuality and a highly personal form of art." See The Jewellery of Mary Kruming Douglas, Christie's International Magazine, October 1997 by Janet Zapata, p. 90 and 91.


C The Estate of Aileen Mehle

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $18,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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Additional Notes & Condition Report

Kunzites: medium purplish pink, cleanish to slightly included with long needle-like crystals, slight abrasions along several facets, nice cuts, lively.

Yellow beryls: deep brownish yellow, medium lemon yellow to pale yellow, cleanish, lively.

Diamonds: H-I-J-VS.

Width of kunzites links 1 1/2 to 1 3/16 inches.

Width of gold links 1 5/16 to 1 3/16 inches.

Patina visible in several parts on gold.

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Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $18,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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Important Jewelry

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