Lalaounis Greece Choker Necklace In 18Kt Yellow Gold With 16.67 Cts In Diamonds And Rubies
Jeweled choker-necklace designed by Lalaounis.
An impressive bold piece, made in Greece by Ilias Lalaounis at the end of the 1970's. This choker necklace, was meticulously crafted with Greek-Revival patterns in solid yellow gold of 18 karats, The main elements are treated, with hammered squared patterns and the surface at the borders, with high polished finish, creating a gorgeous contrast. It is suited, with two hinges, a cylinder barrel push lock and a figure 8 for extra security.
Rubies: Geometrically mounted into bezels, with 8 oval cabochons cut (8 x 5 x 4.5 mm) of natural red rubies, with a combined weight of 15.52 carats.
Diamonds: Accented, with 13 gradated round brilliant cut diamonds, 1.15 carats, F/G color, VS-2 clarity.
Weight: 100 Grams (64.10 Dwt).
Size: Fit a neck up to 15 Inches (38.1 Cm).
Measures: The drop element has a measures of 43 mm by 51 mm (1.70 x 2 Inches)
Hallmarks: Stamped, with the French imports owl mark, the maker's mark A21 associated to Lalaounis, the cartouche Ste IL (Societe Ilias Lalaounis), the company mark, the gold assay hallmark and signed, "LALAOUNIS GREECE A21 .750".
Note: The Greek identification mark A21, is the assigned to the atelier of Ilias Lalaounis.
Literature: Ilias Lalaounis, Metamorphoses, book, in the Classical and Hellenistic Greece chapter, Pp-99-115 for similar examples.
Collateral: They are 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. All the gemstones, are secured in the settings. This necklace has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: N0000TOEN/2.404