A gem-set dagger
A gem-set dagger:
20th century; High karat gold and steel
The hilt is set with three rectangular step-cut emeralds largest gauged at 8.3mm x 5.7mm further set with ninety-four antique round full-cut and four emerald-cut diamonds totaling approximately 17.00cts. in weight and each graded H-J in color and SI2-I2 in clarity with the sheath set with one large oval mixed cut emerald gauged at 11.3mm x 8.84mm further set with three step-cut emeralds,
approximately two hundred thirty-three antique round full-cut diamonds totaling approximately 23.50cts. in weight and each graded G-J color and SI2-I2 clarity with an additional sixty-six round and oval mixed-cut rubies gauged from 5.5mm – 3.5mm
Dagger: 188.8 grams; Sheath: 344.0 grams
10.5″ L x 4.75″ W x 0.875″ D
One diamond missing. Scattered stones with many chips, abrasions and breaks. Eye visible, surface reaching inclusions to the emeralds and rubies. Closed backing to all of the gemstones so weights are approximate. Many dents and wear to the metal. Discoloration to the metal. Please note, green felt has been added to the reverse of the sheath which has altered the gram weight.
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