A mid 20th century turquoise and ruby spray brooch. Designed as a series of free form turquoise, within a stylised coiled ribbon and circular-shape ruby surround. Length 6cms. Weight 18.9gms.
Overall condition fair. Surface scratches/ wear, discolouration and dents in keeping with general age and wear.
Tarnishing and discolouration visible to the reverse of the brooch.
Significant veining visible to the majority of the turquoise, fairly well matched.
Rubies medium dark pinkish red, with a good to moderate saturation of colour and fair condition with some inclusions visible with magnification.
Stones in good condition with some visible abrasion with magnification.
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'The US prohibits the importation of items containing rubies or jadeite originating in Burma. For your convenience we have applied this notice to lots which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma, or those of indeterminate origin. Please be advised that inability of a purchaser to import any such item into the US or elsewhere will not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale.
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