Platinum, Gold, Tsavorite Garnet and Diamond Pendant, Van Cleef & Arpels and Chain
18 kt., one square mixed-cut tsavorite garnet ap. 8.25 cts., 49 baguette diamonds ap. 2.50 cts., signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no. SL516, c. 2003, ap. 8.2 dwts. Length 17 1/2 inches. With Van Cleef & Arpels letter of authenticity & signed pouch.
With AGL report no. 1080778, East African origin, no indications of enhancement or treatments.
Tsavorite garnets were first discovered in 1967 in the mountains of North East Tanzania in Komolo. Their high brilliance, rarity and beauty was mostly unknown until 1974 when Tiffany & Co. launched a campaign to bring recognition to the vividly brilliant green colored stone. Rarely is a rough crystal found over 5 carats and often they are only found in 2 carats or smaller. This 8.25 carat Tsavorite garnet set by Van Cleef & Arpels is a significantly large and brilliant example for any collector. The stone is cut in an unusual and unique shape, displaying a 3 dimensional illusion in addition to its rare large size.
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Tsavorite garnet: bright, lively minty green color, very lightly included, medium-strong saturation, well-cut
Diamonds: F-G/VS, few SI
Measuring ap. 1 5/16 x 1 1/8 inches
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