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- Overall condition: good. Shows normal signs of wear, several abrasions throughout the platinum and gold, some traces of oxidation on the finishing element of the necklace (set with rubies), some slight restorations on two of the filaments of the pompon. Each element is fitted with concealed clasp, the necklace extension is fitted with concealed and secure clasps with security clatchs. - Additional marks: On the main body of the jewel: 750, Van Cleef & Arpels, maker's mark (Van Cleef & Arpels), S.G.D.G (mark meaning ‘Sans Garantie Du Gouvernement’ (No Government Guarantee) on articles made in France). On the necklace extension (set with diamonds and rubies): rhinoceros head (assay mark of 'Recense' in France), 750, maker's mark (Péry & Fils). On the finishing element of the necklace (set with rubies)): 750, 750, maker's mark (Péry & Fils). On the removable bracelet clasp: 750, 750, maker's mark (Péry & Fils). - Rubies: approximate total ruby weight of the main body of the jewel: 12.00-14.80 carats. Approximate total ruby weight of the necklace extension: 2.90-3.50 carats. Approximate total ruby weight of the finishing element of the necklace: 0.60-0.70 carats. Approximate total ruby weight of the pompon: 1.30-1.60 carats. With typical inclusions, a few surface-reaching and chips at the junction of the table's facets and at the girdle. - Diamonds: approximate total diamond weight of the main body of the jewel: 4.00-5.00 carats. Approximate total diamond weight of the necklace extension: 0.80-0.90 carats. Approximate total diamond weight of the pompon: 0.70-0.90 carats. On average E to G color, VVS to VS clarity. A few surface-reaching and chips at the junction of the table's facets and at the girdle. Bright and lively. - Please refer to the Conditions of Sale for further information regarding coloured stones.