Art Deco Platinum, Opal Doublet, Diamond, Blue Sapphire and Ruby Clip, Circa 1939. Estimate $1,500-2,000. Sold for $9,500. Photo Weschler's Auctioneers & Appraisers, LLC
Set with a barrel shape black opal doublet measuring 25 x 15 mm centered with a fancy colored orangish-brown marquise-cut diamond weighing approximately .50 carats. Surrounded by twenty-one round old European, single-cut and one straight baguette-cut white diamonds weighing approximately .75 carats, thirteen graduated round cabochon sapphires weighing approximately 2.60 carats and three carved leaf-form ruby beads weighing approximately 3 carats.
Total weight of diamonds: 1.25 carats - Length: 1-1/4 inches (3.2 cm) - Width: 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Opal: Play of colr is blue-green with some flashed of orange at one end. No checking to the opal.
Diamond: Fairly matched with color J-K and clarity SI1
Rubies: Color is purple-red with dark saturation. One small ruby has a chip.
Sapphires: Well matched color. One small sapphire is a little lighter than the other ones. Saturation medium tone.
The fancy colored orange-brown diamond has an even clor thoughout the stone, no bow tie in the center. Good brilliance. Mounting is in good condition.
Weschler's Auctioneers & Appraisers, LLC. Jewelry, Coins & Watches. 12/4/2010