Columbia Pictures Chairman diamond necklace
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Lot 0091 Details
From the Estate of Columbia Motion Pictures Chairman Leo Jaffe and his wife Anita Jaffe,a riviere platinum and diamond necklace of extraordinary quality.Three of the largest stones have GIA certificates.The largest diamond is H color, VS1 clarity and weigh 2.15 carats.The second largest diamond is 1.75 carats, I color and VS1 clarity and the third largest diamond is 1.67 carats, J color and VS1 clarity.David Killen Gallery bought the Estate of Leo and Anita Jaffe in NYC.//////////////David's notes:All the stones are VS diamonds, I imagine some are VS1 and VS2 but there are no SI stones, in my opinion.I can only see tiny specks and that is with great great extreme difficulty using a 10x loupe.The quality of the diamonds are all equal and matching the three largest stones that all have GIA certs with them, and they are all VS1 and colors ranging from H to I to J.The diamonds from the top to the bottom all look like they were cut from the same large stone, they are so perfectly matched.This necklace was probably worn to one if not more Oscar presentation nights.Length is 16 inches.//////////////////////////////////////////////There are 95 round diamonds total.Except for the 2.15 carat at the bottom, for every diamond on one side, there is a near identical diamond on the other side.The first 32 round diamonds(16 on each side) starting from the clasp weigh approx .10cts each, the next 36 round diamonds(18 on each side) weigh approx 15cts each, then there are twenty-seven round diamonds ranging from .20ct up to the largest center diamond which is 2.15 carats.Counting after the 68 .10cts diamonds and .15ct diamonds,there are two .20ct, six .25ct, two .30ct, two .40ct,two .50ct, two .65ct, two .75ct, two 1 carat, two 1.10ct, two 1.25ct, and two 1.50ct, then the 1.67(GIA), 1.75(GIA) and 2.15(GIA) at the bottom, for a total diamond weight of 30.47 carats.
Good condition overall, the word "Plat" appears on the back of one of the clasps.There are two clasps for length adjustment.Scroll down the photos on the left to see GIA reports on the largest three.All diamonds appear to be original.The GIA reports state on the largest three, no florescence or in the case of one,faint florescence.The diamonds face up white, with maybe a faint slight tinge of yellow, that comes and goes.It has the general appearance of white color diamonds.