"HIGHLY IMPORTANT RETRO NECKLACE"
(American, ca. 1938)
VergerFreres for Black, Starr & Frost
A Stunning 18k collar comprised of sculptural, scrolling golden elements decorated with champleve triangles of robin's egg blue enamel, centering clusters of bead-set cabochon-cut blue sapphires and rows of transitional round brilliant-cut cintrine. The forty-eight (48) sapphires weigh, in total, approximately twenty-one (21) cts. The twenty-six (26) diamonds weigh, in total, approximately 2.50 cts. and are, on average, in the "E" or "F" range in color and the "VVS" to "VS" ranges in clarity. The deep, intensely colored citrines weigh, in total, approximately 60 cts. The necklace is signed "Black, Star & Frost" inscribed "From France" and bears the inscribed inventory number "10914". Also there are two stamps in house shaped cartouches, bearing the logo "VF" (for Maison Verges Freres) as well as "18k" (guaranteeing the gold content). For a similar example see: Raulet, Sylvi Jewelry of the 1940's and 1950's, Rizzoli, New York, page 166.
(All weights, colors & clarity grades are approximate, as stones were not examined out of mounting)