Artist: Ernesto Moreira
    Rubellite is the red variety of Tourmaline and the finest Rubellites are said to rival Rubies in intensity. This large 20.66 carat pendant stone is exceptional on many fronts: its quality, color and size are outstanding - it measures an impressive 19.7 x 16.2 x 10.2 mm. Framed by 1.26 carats of diamonds, this fine Tourmaline comes from the fabled gem mines of Brazil. Ernesto Moreira has created a masterful set of Rubellite jewelry, of which this is the stunning centerpiece. Meticulous craftsmanship, style and execution are the hallmarks of this Spectrum Award winning jewelry designer - looking at this pendant it easy to see why he was commissioned by the Houston Museum of Natural Science to create jewelry masterpieces. Each of the three pieces in this set (see Lot 41118 for the matching earrings and Lot 41116 for the matching ring) feature hand forged filigree work in 18K white gold. This pendant is suspended from a woven rope chain of 18K white gold and is in pristine condition.

    Estimate: $28,000 - $32,000.

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    May, 2009
    17th-18th Sunday-Monday
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