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Private Collection of Fine Jewelry & Watches

Thu, Oct 19, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Lot 627

Georgian Rose-cut Diamond Button Ring 14K Gold

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000

Bid Increments

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$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$300,000 $25,000
$500,000 $50,000

A cluster of 14 rose-cut diamonds, approx. 1.15 cts surround a central diamond, approx. 3.15 cts in a closed-back setting. Circa 1860. 14K yellow gold and silver top ring. Engraved No. 96 N 3.15K 14st. 1.15K Center diamond is 12.8mm X 9.6mm. Ring size 6. Total weight including stones: 5.6 dwt.This may be one of the rose-cut diamonds that was once among a set of diamond buttons owned by Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico, overthrown and executed in 1867. Twelve of these buttons were acquired by Col. Edward H. R. Green, son of the financier Hetty Green.  When Edward Green a collector of coins, stamps and jewelry died in 1936, his collections were sold privately and at auction. Hammer Galleries acquired jewelry from Green’s collection, including the set of 12 rose-cut diamonds, mounted as finger rings. See a similar items sold at Rago's: Lot 1037 on June 9, 2019 https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/rago/georgian-rose-cut-diamond-button-ring-1388996 and Lot 359 on May 26, 2021 https://www.ragoarts.com/auctions/2021/05/jewels-watches/359. Descriptions, weights, sizes and conditions are our best judgement and do not represent a guarantee. All jewelry, coins and numismatic material was inspected by us as well as a third party. We are available to preview lots in person or via zoom. All sales are final. Payment by cash, check and wire transfer only. Credit cards are not accepted for this sale.Link for high res images: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/vd3chk2b0x9b8a82oe4yj/h?rlkey=p5pjp20yut35a2dica99xkf7e&dl=0