* A Vintage 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond Key Brooch, Verdura, consisting of an intricately textured openwork key containing one oval cabochon cut ruby weighing approximately 1.80 carats, one round brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately 0.11 carat set culet out at the terminal and two round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.02 carat total in the openwork handle, brooch measures approximately 55.00 x 18.00 mm. Stamp: Verdura (scratch marks C603). 10.30 dwts. Estimate $ 3,000-5,000
Ruby Characteristics (graded in setting) It is the opinion of the gemologist that the ruby in this brooch has internal characteristics consistent with those observed in natural ruby that has not been color/clarity enhanced with heat treatment, and that the most likely location of geographic origin would be Burma (Myanmar).
A Vintage 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Ruby and Diamond Key Brooch, Verdura, 10.30 dwts.