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Marcus & Co. Natural Pearl and Diamond Ring

$36,000

This classic Edwardian natural saltwater pearl and diamond ring by Marcus & Co. is truly a study in whites. The natural pearl's silky-looking surface, high luster, and subtle pink iridescence all create an intriguing contrast with the chunky old mine-cut diamonds that sparkle with flashes of white light and fire. The gems on this ring are elegantly set in minimal platinum with a gold band, so as to float on the hand and elongate the finger.

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Item #: R-17262
Artist: Marcus & Co., New York
Circa: 1900-1910
Size: 4.25 (this ring may be resized, please contact us for further information)
Materials: Natural pearl (measuring approximately 7.91,7.86 mm); 3 Old mine-cut diamonds (weighing approximately 1.25, 1.35, and 1.05 carats); 10 Old European-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.10 carat); Platinum; 18K Gold
Signed: “M & CO.”
Documentation: Together with Gemological Institute of America (GIA) report #2155277139, stating the the pearl is a natural saltwater pearl

Marcus & Co.’s expertise in natural pearls was well known in the early 20th century, and it was William Elder Marcus, the firm’s founder, who traveled to the Arabian Gulf as the expert buyer, while his brother George resided in New York and designed the jewels.
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