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A Diamond, Platinum and Gold Necklace, by Andrew Jordan

A Diamond, Platinum and Gold Necklace, by Andrew Jordan

Item Description:

The heavy stylised paper chain linking decorated at the front by four bezel-set round diamonds weighing approximately 4.20 carats, between lines of small round pink diamonds, and suspending five graduated octahedron brown rough diamonds weighing 17.42 carats, mounted in matte and polished platinum and 18k gold, length 17 3/4 inches; accompanied by a large, specially commissioned hinged fitted box in the shape of an O-ring, composed of heavy forged steel

Condition:

Weight: 131.7 grams
Principal round diamonds: G colour, VVS1-VS1 clarity
Diamond crystals: Well formed octahedrons, measuring approximately 6.40mm to 9.90mm in diameter, brown colours, the largest weighing 6.17 carats
CORRECTION TO PRINTED CATALOGUE: the octahedral diamonds totalling 17.42 carats (not 6.17 carats)
Accent diamonds total estimated weight: 1.26 carat, in a range of colours, 9 are bright yellow in the clasp, with a a total estimated weight 0.52 carat, and 24 are pink to brownish pink, flanking the round diamonds, and have a total estimated weight 0.74 carat.
Good condition, the culets of three principal round diamonds are abraded
This jewel, with its showpiece forged steel box is a sculptural presentation jewel, and a bold jewellery statement.
This jewel was featured in JCK magazine June 1, 2001 "Roughly Art"
Andrew Jordan came to Canada as a refugee from Romania when he was a teenager. He wrote his Master’s thesis on the international diamond business and then entered the jewellery trade; he later attended art school. Mr Jordan now mostly paints and creates unique pieces of jewellery.
Designed by Andrew Jordan. Mr. Jordan’s work featured at this auction combines gold and diamonds with less traditional materials such as forged steel and uncut natural diamonds. He consulted and collaborated with world class crafts people and artists to solve the problems that arose during the building of the jewellery and the box. For example, in order to secure the rough diamonds without covering too much of them he had them “drilled” with laser beams. Then the boxes, with their moving parts, needed to fit precisely and slide smoothly. To get the work just right took experimentation, persistence and trial and error.

CARAT: 4.20, CUT: Round, COLOR: G, CLARITY: VVS1-VS1, COMMENTS: weight estimated
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AUCTION
CA$ 40,000.00 ( Low est. )
Lot 219 in IMPORTANT JEWELS
AUCTION DATE: Nov 17, 2019 at 11:00am EST

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