An Imperial topaz and diamond cross pendant,
Lot 113
An Imperial topaz and diamond cross pendant,
circa 1830
Sold for £56,250 (US$ 70,182) inc. premium

Fine Jewellery

4 Dec 2016, 10:30 GMT

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
An Imperial topaz and diamond cross pendant,
An Imperial topaz and diamond cross pendant, circa 1830
The Eastern cross formed from five specially cut topaz, within openwork collet settings, within scrolling borders of old brilliant and rose-cut diamonds, suspended from a circular-cut topaz surmount, mounted in silver and gold, accompanied by an associated snake-link chain, diamonds approximately 7.30 carats total, length 8.9cm

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by a report from SSEF stating that the topaz shows no indications of heating and may be called "Imperial Topaz" in the trade. Report number 87300, dated 30 August 2016.

    Also accompanied by an Appendix Letter from SSEF stating that this topaz pendant merits special appreciation for its extraordinary characteristics. The topaz are commended for their large size and well-proportioned cuts as well as their matching purity, transparency and pinkish-orange colour. Appendix number 87300, dated 30 August 2016.
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