Lot 33
Bi-Color 18KT Gold, Yellow Sapphire, and Diamond Cocktail Ring, Buccellati
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1970s, the gold mount with finely textured detailing centering on a a prong set oval cut yellow sapphire (14.94 x 10.96 x 10.45 mm) weighing approximately 14.21 carats and with single cut round diamonds bead set to the "turban" surround weighing approximately 1.25 total carats (E-G color, VS clarity), accented to profile with full cut round green diamonds weighing approximately 1.44 total carats (Green color, VS clarity) and with a bi-color gold shank, engraved Buccellati / 750 / Italy and numbered 13920.

27.4 x 22.6 mm; Ring size 6.5

9.1 dwt.

From a Savannah, Georgia and Greensboro, North Carolina Estate and by Descent

Purchased from Mario Buccellati, Inc., 703 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York in 1971 and accompanied with copy of original purchase receipt and a copy of original correspondence from Luca Buccellati, son of Mario Buccellati, providing valuation and confirmation of purchase.

Sapphire displays an orangish yellow hue, medium tone, and moderately strong to strong saturation.

Buccellati was founded in 1919 by Mario Buccellati and has since been known for its craftsmanship and intricate gold work. This piece showcases the use of the traforato technique, which is the use of pierced gold with detailed engraving to resemble fine fabric or lace while holding gems. In this example, the traforato surrounds the center stone and holds the diamond accents.

Good condition.

$8,000 - 16,000