*H. Stern Brazil 18 kt yellow gold necklace pendant with 14.74 cts in orange spinel & diamonds
A chained necklace pendant designed by H. Stern.
Modernist piece designed in Brazil by the prominent jewelers H. Stern. It was crafted in solid yellow gold of 18 karats, with high polished finish. Suited with the designer's boxed chain of 17 inches (43 Cm).
Featuring in the center one exceptional gemstone, an oval cut (18.2 by 12.5 by 8 mm) of a natural reddish-orange spinel with a weight of 13.90 carats. The gemstone have excellent clarity, cut proportions and great color saturation.
Accented around, with pave beaded setting of 56 round brilliant cut diamonds, 0.84 Ctw, F color, VS-2 clarity.
Have a total weight of 19.1 grams and a the main drop element have a measures of 35 mm by 20 mm (1.38 by 0.79 Inches).
Stamped, with the maker's mark for Stern and the gold assay hallmarks "S. 750 SP 160".
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.
It is in perfect condition.
INVENTORY REF: N0000MEIN/.4591