An artist-made pendant depicting figures sprawled over the edges of a crystal of Brazilian orange topaz. The figures are fashioned from 18 carat gold wire and are act as claws holding the crystal in place. The pendant is surmounded by a pair of dancing figures which act as the pendant bail (loop).
The topaz crystal measures 3cm x 1.8cm x 1.4cm and weighs approximately 40 carats. The pendant measures 5.3cm in length and 2.3cm in width and weighs 18.92g.
The pendant is signed WAV and is stamped with the eagles head for 18 carat gold and makers mark for Castor indicating French manufacture. Made circa 1980. A ring by the same manufacturer is also available.
This is a fun and unusual look for someone who appreciates the beauty of gemstones in their natural form.
An artist-made ring depicting three figures clinging to a crystal of Brazilian orange topaz. The figures are fashioned from 18 carat gold wire and are standing on a branch, which forms the shank of this ring. The topaz crystal measures 2.2cm x 1.8cm x 1cm and weighs approximately 14 carats.
The central point of this unusual ring is an ancient bronze ring with a Medusa face detail. It is mounted in an organic 18 carat yellow gold mount with 3 asymmetrically positioned natural rubies. This ring was made circa 1970-1980.
A heavy paperknife in silver-plated metal by sculptor Jean Filhos for the French silverware brand Christofle. This paperknife was created in 1974 and depicts an entwined group of naked women. It is signed Filhos on the handle, and is marked ‘Christofle France’ on the blade.
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