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    Howard Hughes Emerald & Diamond Engagement Ring set in Platinum gifted to Katharine Hepburn. (ca. 1937-1938) (1) Rectangular step cut Natural Emerald measuring approx. 12.12 x 7.75 x 3.90 mm, weighing approx. 2.67 carats. The stone is a lovely color and the clarity grade appears to be moderately included. The emerald is flanked by (4) side stones: (2) transparent, near colorless, rectangular shape, step cut diamonds weighing approx. 1.20 carats, and (2) transparent, near colorless, epaulet cut diamonds weighing approx. .70 carat. Platinum mounting is stamped "10% IRID B & Co." [Brock & Co., a high-end Los Angeles jeweler catering to the Hollywood jet set of the era.] Included with GIA Identification Report, dated February 12, 1996, with the conclusion being the center stone is a "Natural Emerald" with "evidence of clarity enhancement". In original, unrestored/unpolished condition. From the personal collection of Howard Hughes.

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    July, 2020
    23rd Thursday
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