This listing is for a gorgeous 18 Karat yellow Gold ring mounted with a single 10.45 carat round cabochon emerald and embellished with 1.0 carat of diamonds. This amazing ring was custom made for silent screen actress Thelma Parr as part of a parure designed and executed by Neiman Marcus. This ring is part of a four piece jewelry suite with two matching fur clips and a bracelet each being listed separately (set shown in last photo). The ring has a 18 Karat yellow gold mounting with the diamonds mounted in platinum. Marking inside ring is very faint with possible loss due to sizing or repair (as stated in appraisal) although the marking is very legible on the other pieces from the suite.
The ring was appraised by the Atlanta Gemological Laboratories in Atlanta in May 2012 with a replacement value of $12,000.00. A copy of this appraisal comes with purchase. The entire suite was appraised with a replacement value of $67,550.00. Set was purchased from an antique and jewelry Estate auction in November 2012.
The ring contains a large round prong set cabochon cut emerald measuring approximately 13.00 x 8.75 mm and weighing approximately 10.45 carats. Emerald is rated SI in Clarity. Ring also contains forty-two (42) round brilliant cut bead-set diamonds measuring approximately 1.70 mm (smallest) to approximately 1.90 mm (largest) with a total weight of approximately 1.00 carat. Diamonds average VS in Clarity and G-H in Color.
Dimensions: The top of ring measures almost 3/4"(from north to south), 7/8" (from east to west) and stands 1/2" above finger. Ring size 8.25. Weighs 23.8 grams.
Condition: This STUNNING ring is in excellent Estate condition with no noted flaws.
Provenance: Thelma Parr was born in Oregon in 1903 and was a highly acclaimed motion picture actress considered by film critics to be one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood films. At the age of 14, Thelma moved to California with her parents and soon after the pretty brunette was discovered by producer Mack Sennett and became one of his bathing beauties. She married banjo player William E. Goman in 1925 and made her film debut that same year. Over the next three years she appeared in more than 30 short films. Although she was a gifted comedic actress, her acting career was tragically ended in March of 1928 by a car accident in which she received severe facial injuries. Ms. Parr's marriage ended two years later in 1930. She died in San Clemente CA in 2000 at age 93.
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