Tony Duquette chrysoprase rose quartz Tahitian pearls and yellow gold necklace. *
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GEMSTONES: twenty-eight square and rectangular sugarloaf-cut chrysoprase, twenty-eight cushion-shaped and square similarly cut rose quarts, and fourteen unique, silver-grey, baroque Tahitian pearls measuring approximately 11 X 12 mm. See note.
METAL: 18-karat yellow gold.
WEIGHT: 285.8 grams.
HALLMARKS: signed Tony Duquette.
NECKLACE CLASP: plunger clasp with hidden safety catch.
MEASUREMENTS: approximately 16-1/8” (40.95 cm) long and 1 ¾” (4.40 cm) wide all around.
CONDITION: high magnification photographs show considerable design details, and that the item is in exceptionally good condition, all consistent with age and wear.
* NOTE: It may well be that this is one of the many one-of-a-kind-jewels designed by Tony Duquette for one of his famous and wealthy clients. We don’t know that for sure but is possible. Looking for some meaning in the choice of gemstones used in the making of this jewel, we noticed that chrysoprase is one of the birthstones for the month of May, and it is believed that it symbolizes fortune and prosperity. Allegedly, rose quartz can produce a calming effect and helps develop friendships, pearl is the birthstone for the month of June and symbolizes everlasting love.