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‘Hope Spinel’ resurfaces after nearly 100 years
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Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:23 pm ]
Post subject:  ‘Hope Spinel’ resurfaces after nearly 100 years

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National Jeweler wrote:
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.

Author:  Barbara O. Ellis [ Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ‘Hope Spinel’ resurfaces after nearly 100 years

=P~

Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ‘Hope Spinel’ resurfaces after nearly 100 years

Ya know, the center stone looks like it was cut last week........

Author:  Barbara O. Ellis [ Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ‘Hope Spinel’ resurfaces after nearly 100 years

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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