H. Stern 18Kt Gold Massive Necklace With 2550 Ctw In Faceted Greenish Smokey Quartz
An statement necklace designed by H. Stern.
Very modern and massive piece designed by the Brazilian jewelry house of H. Stern. Is composed by 19 oversized faceted beads of natural Brazilian Greenish-Smokey quartz and suited with a 18 karats yellow gold lobster lock.
The estimate combined total weight of the gemstones are 2,550 carats.
Have a total weight of 520.2 grams and a length of 30.25 inches (76.8 Cm).
Stamped with the maker's mark and the assay hallmarks, "S 18 kt .750".
Hans Stern, the company was founded in Brazil by Hans Stern in the 1945. When he was a teenager, he and his family fled Nazi Germany and arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, penniless. Hans found a job at Cristab, a company that cut and exported gemstones. He loved the colorful semi-precious gems and learned all he could about the jewelry business. He also studied the languages he would need to succeed in the international gem trade. Part of Hans's job was visiting the mines. He became friendly with the miners and learned more about the gemstones from them. He pawned his precious accordion to buy gemstones on the consignment. He was still a young man when he founded his own company, H. Stern, his first shop established on the docks where international passengers disembarked from the cruise ships.
Hans wanted Brazil to be known as the “Land of the Colored Gemstone,” and today, more than half of the colored gems in the world are mined in Brazil. The turning point in his career came when the Nicaraguan dictator, Anastasio Somoza, visited the struggling jeweler's shop and bought a distinctive aquamarine necklace for $20,000. Hans's reputation soared. His creations captured the free-spirited, colorful, creative essence of the Brazil. Now his son Roberto Stern is ruling the worldwide company.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of this necklace is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold or the quartz. It was recently re-stranded. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: N0000ZACE/.1111