Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The wide, tapered band with basketweave motif set with oval cut rubies weighing approximately 5.50 total carats, and single cut round diamonds weighing approximately .09 total carat (H-I color, SI clarity), stamped 14K and with a maker's mark (14.46 mm; ring size 6.25 - with sizing beads); the earrings designed in a half hoop motif with half bezel set oval cut rubies weighing approximately 11.0 total carats for the pair arranged in a checkerboard pattern and with single cut round diamonds weighing approximately .18 total carat (G-H color, SI clarity) set to the top and bottom with ridged detailing, completed with posts and omega clip backs, stamped 14K and with an obscured maker's mark (1 in.x 14.0mm) (posts slightly bent).
16.5 total dwt. From the Collection of the late Dobie D. Hogan, Norfolk, Virginia
Dobie D. Hogan was a print and runway model in Norfolk, Virginia who began her career in New York working for the Paris designer Mainbocher in the 1950s, and in the 1970s, she was voted "Best Dressed Woman" of Hampton Roads, Virginia. Her lifelong love of jewelry and substantial collection began with her fashionable mother, Louise Jenkins Driver, and developed over Hogan's long involvement with the industry.
Rubies display a slightly purplish red hue, medium to medium dark tone and moderately strong saturation.
Rubies are likely filled; a few rubies with minute nicks visible under magnification.