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Gilbert Albert Black Tourmaline, Ruby, and Diamond Necklace in 18k Gold-HM2397SB

Gilbert Albert Black Tourmaline, Ruby, and Diamond Necklace in 18k Gold-HM2397SB

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Black Tourmaline, Ruby and Diamond Statement Necklace
in 18k Yellow Gold
by Gilbert Albert (Geneva)

features
Large Black Tourmaline Crystals set in textured 18k Yellow Gold
with Ruby Cabochons, Diamonds and Black Tahitian Pearls

5.00 carats of Round Brilliant Diamonds

53.49 carats of Pear-shaped Ruby Cabochons
with mixed color intensity
and 15 Black Tahitian Pearls
from 8 mm to 10.5 mm Mixed tones of grey

Necklace measures 17 inches around
with the center front measuring 2.00 inches wide

Necklace weighs 263.5 grams
Necklace is marked Gilbert Albert, 750, 2820

About Gilbert Albert
In 1955, at only 25 years of age he joined the Patek Philippe workshops and soon became the head of the creative department. At this time, Patek Philippe was under the adventurous guidance of Henri Stern, himself a talented artist who took something of a gamble nurturing the
avant-garde design sensibility of the young jewelry designer Albert.
By the turn of the 1960s, Gilbert Albert was focusing on his true love, jewelry. Here his creativity knew no bounds, he would see beauty where no one else would. He reveled in using unusual materials such as meteorites and fossils, contrasting these rough materials with highly polished or textured gold, with a sprinkling of more traditional gemstones such as rubies, emeralds and diamonds. As always, he drew inspiration from nature: he would see a shell and see something precious to be replicated in a watch. He would see textures and lines in a meteorite and treat them in the same way as a precious stone. He even used fur to create straps. Such inspiration fueled an extraordinary array of jeweled watches and pendants, and traditional pieces of jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets and rings.


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