19th century amethyst and gold suite comprising a necklace, cross pendant-brooch and pair of earrings, English c.1840, the necklace with graduated oval faceted stones, the uniform cross with an oval stone to each arm and smaller pear shaped stones between, the earrings formed of a pear shaped stone, triplet cluster below and oval stones, all open cut-down collet set in gold, contemporary case
De Beers Millennium Star, a D-color, internally and externally flawless pear-shape, cut to perfect proportions, weighing a hefty 203.04 carats. It is the second largest faceted D-Flawless diamond in the world, the 273.15 carat Centenary Diamond is the first.
Most bi colored Tourmalines are cut as octagons, but in this case and probably unknowingly, the cutter chose to cut a traditional step cut pear and the result was this lively 13.28ct. stone which retained a striking display of the pleochroic colors. The stone is from Morogoro, Tanzania in area known to also produce rubies and sapphires along with golden and greenish Savannah Tourmalines.