Antique Silver, Gold, Natural Pearl and Diamond Comb-Tiara
The arched tortoise shell comb hinged to knife-edge bar links set with 16 small old-mine cut diamonds, spaced by 3 old European and old-mine cut diamonds ap. 1.10 cts., topped by a stylized leaf motif centering 3 drop-shaped pearls ap. 20.0 x 11.90 mm. to 23.50 x 13.50 x 11.84 mm., and 2 old-mine cut pear-shaped diamonds ap. 2.80 cts. and 3.30 cts., highlighted by one cushion old-mine cut diamond ap. 8.22 cts. and one old-mine cut diamond ap. 7.30 cts., set with old-mine cut and rose-cut diamond-set leaves and petals ap. 7.00 cts., 2 old-mine cut diamonds have been removed.
With GIA report no. 6214258894 stating the three pearls are natural, saltwater, no indications of treatment.
The four largest diamonds have been weighed.
Provenance: Melissa Clementine Johnston Wilson
C Property from the Wilson Family Collection
Additional Notes & Condition Report
8.22 cts. cushion-shaped old-mine cut diamond: J-K-SI1, several small chips on girdle, medium chip on girdle by prong, ap. 12.84 x 12.04 x 7.72 mm.
7.30 cts. old-mine cut diamond: J-K-SI1, several small chips on girdle, ap. 12.86 x 12.66 x 7.14 mm.
Ap. 2.87 cts. pear-shaped diamond (left): I-J-I2, ap. 8.74 x 10.61 x 4.79 mm.
Ap. 3.30 cts. pear-shaped diamond (right): J-K-I2, ap. 11.01 x 8.65 x 5.22 mm.
Diamonds: H-I-few J-VS-SI.
Tiara 6 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches. Comb 4 x 2 1/2 inches.
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