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Tiny but ornate gold earring with high-quality cabochon emerald (approx. 1/2 carat) from the Capitan

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:1,600.00 USD Estimated At:2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD
Tiny but ornate gold earring with high-quality cabochon emerald (approx. 1/2 carat) from the Capitan
SOLD
2,000.00USD+ (380.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Nov 03 @ 12:16UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Tiny but ornate gold earring with high-quality cabochon emerald (approx. 1/2 carat) from the Capitana (1654), rare, plated in Horner. 0.38 gram; approx. 3/8" x 1/4". This was probably part of something bigger (like an earring), as it is of exceptional quality for its size, the emerald quite translucent and deep green, with glossy surfaces (open on both sides), held in place by four prongs in an oval setting with ribbed sides, loop and jump-ring at top, no damage at all, very rare as the only piece of jewelry ever offered for sale from this wreck, which did not yield many artifacts in the first place. From the Capitana (1654), pedigreed to our Auction #12, with original lot-tag #1791, also photographed in Dave Horner's book Shipwreck (1999).