December 14-16—SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5
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 Post subject: ‘Hope Spinel’ resurfaces after nearly 100 years
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:23 pm 
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London--A rare and large spinel that has not been offered for sale for nearly 100 years is set to hit the auction block at Bonhams this month.
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Called the “Hope Spinel,” the 50.13-carat rose-hued stone has an octagonal-cut and is set as a brooch in 19th century sterling silver and gold, surrounded by diamonds.


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 Post subject: Re: ‘Hope Spinel’ resurfaces after nearly 100 years
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Ya know, the center stone looks like it was cut last week........


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Perhaps it was re-cut; the story doesn't say one way or the other, just that it's now in a setting and up for sale.

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