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Four: Boxed replica set of "The Cullinan Diamonds," the three paste reproductions ranging in size from 92 ct. to 516 ct., England, case: 2" x 4" x 9 1/2", a boxed replica set of the twelve stones of the Jonker diamond, the three paste reproductions ranging from 5 ct. to 142 ct., case: 1" x 6" x 7", a boxed set of paste reproductions with nine examples of stones including English Dresden, Tiffany, and Stewart, ca. 1930, case: 1" x 6" x 7", and a boxed set of four paste reproductions of round cut, colored stones, case: 3/4" x 3" x 1 3/8", along with a first edition of "The Magic of Jewels and Charms" by George Frederick Kunz, 1915 (George Frederick Kunz was a brilliant American mineralogist and mineral collector. He served as Tiffany & Co.'s chief gemologist from 1879 until his death in 1932. He also assembled the Morgan-Tiffany collection of gems in the American Museum of Natural History. Kunz was an amazingly prolific author of a diverse variety of titles.)

Sale Price: $1,625

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

Condition Report

Book: Binding in poor condition