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THIS LARGE AND STUNNING ESTATE BUTTERFULY PIN~BROOCH OR PENDANT IS SUPERBLY CRAFTED IN EXTRA HEAVY ALL SOLID 18KT REAL WHITE GOLD AND SET WITH 48 GLORIOUS ALL 100% NATURAL, UNENHANCED, FACETED, ROUND, GENUINE DIAMONDS. THESE ARE ALL FULLY FACETED BRILLIANT CUT DIAMONDS WHICH ARE FAR SUPERIOR TO THE SINGLE CUTS WITH VERY FEW FACETS OR MINISCULE "CHIPS" USED IN THE NEW LIGHTWEIGHT, FLIMSY, MASS PRODUCED JEWELRY SOLD IN MALL, DEPARTMENT OR CHAIN STORES, HOME SHOPPING CHANNELS, ALL OVER THE INTERNET AND BY A LOT OF OTHER SELLERS ~ JUST NOT ME! BESIDES THE OBVIOUS SUPERLATIVE SPARKLING BRILLIANCE OF A BRILLIANT CUT, THESE HIGH QUALITY DIAMONDS ARE OF EXCELLENT "I-J" WHITE COLOR AND HIGHLY DESIRED "SI" CLARITY (ON AVERAGE) PROVIDING THE VIBRANT LIVELINESS ONE ALWAYS LOVES TO SEE IN THEIR FINEST DIAMOND JEWELRY. EVEN THE WEIGHT OF 7.5 GRAMS IS IMPRESSIVE AT OVER 1/4 OUNCE AND SURELY NOT TO BE FOUND NOW-A-DAYS WITH GOLD PRICES NEAR RECORD HIGHS. IT'S WHY MOST JEWELRY MAKERS ARE HOLLOW CASTING THEIR GOLD WARES INSTEAD OF USING HEAVY GOLD THAT WILL LAST FOR GENERATIONS, WILL NOT DENT, CRUSH OR FALL APART LIKE WHAT'S BEING MADE TODAY. IT'S WHY I LOVE THE BEST IN ESTATE~VINTAGE & ANTIQUE FINE JEWELRY AND PRIDE MYSELF IN SHARING THE PIECES I MYSELF TREASURED FOR YEARS & EVEN DECADES. I WISH EVERYONE COULD SHARE IN THE JOY OF OWNING PRIZED REAL JEWELRY BUT REGRETABLY, THESE UNIQUE DESIGNER HIGH END ORIGINALS JUST AREN'T AVAILABLE IN ANY NEW JEWELRY STORE SO FINDING THEM IS IMPOSSIBLE UNLESS YOU ARE THE LUCKY WINNER OF ONE OF MY SPECIAL sales WITH NO HIDDEN PRICE OR SECRET AMOUNT REQUIRED TO WIN.JUST offer AS YOU ARE COMFORTABLE AS ULTIMATELY IT IS ALL OF YOU, MY FAVORITE FRIENDS AND FELLOW FINEJEWELRY LOVING COLLECTORS THAT WILL DETERMINE THE ACTUAL VALUE. SIMPLY PUT, HIGH buyer WINS REGARDLESS OF THE FINAL BARGAIN SELLING PRICE. REMEMBER TO ADD THIS TO YOUR "WISH/WANT" LIST AND IF YOU LOVE MY JEWELRY AS MUCH AS I DO, PLEASE ADD ME AS A "FAVORITE SELLER". I TRY AND LIST AS MANY NEW (OLD) PIECES AS MY ENERGY AND TIME ALLOWS SO THERE'S ALWAYS ALOT OF GOODIES TO ENJOY EVERY WEEK.THIS GOOD SIZED JUST OVER 1&1/8 INCHES WIDE AND ABOUT 1&1/8 INCHES TALL BUTTERFLY ISCLEVERLY DESIGNED WITH A STURDY PIN STICK AND LOCKING "C" CLASP BUT IT ALSO HAS 2 LOOPS (1 ON THE BACK OF EACH WING TOP) THAT ALLOWS IT TO BE WORN AS A PENDANT AS WELL. NOW, THE BEST PART WHICH IS SURELY THE MASTERFUL DETAILING THAT ONE MUST CONSIDER A LOST ART OF OLD EUROPEAN CRAFTSMANSHIP WITH THE ELEGANT OPENWORK AND EXTENSIVE HAND CARVED MICRO BEADING ~ EVERYWHERE WHICH YOU'LL NEVER SEE IN A NEW STAMPED OUT OR CAST MASS PRODUCED PIECE OF JEWELRY. THEN, THERE'S THE 48 INDIVIDUALLY HAND PRONG SET BRILLIANT CUT DIAMONDS TOTALLING OVER 1/4 CARAT IN WEIGHT (27 POINTS PER THE APPRAISAL) THAT ARE NEARLY AS RARE AND COSTLY AS THE USE OF VERY COSTLY 18KT (750 PURITY) ALL SOLID WHITE GOLD. IT'S TRULY A MASTERPIECE OF SUPERLATIVE CRAFTING AND IRREPLACEABLE HAND WORK. IF YOU LOVE ULTIMATE QUALITY HIGH END FINE JEWELRY, YOU'LL TREASURE THIS AS I HAVE EVER SINCE MY ACQUIRING IT SOME YEARS AGO WHILE HANDLING AN ESTATE IN BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA OF A PROMINENT SURGEON'S WIFE WHO'S HUSBAND HAD BEEN THE DOCTORTO NUMEROUS MOVIE STARS. MAYBE IT WAS A GIFT TO HER FROM ONE OF HER HUSBAND'S FAMOUS PATIENTS OR PURCHASED AT A RODEO DRIVE BOUTIQUE. IT SURELY WAS VERY EXPENSIVE EVEN BACK IN THE DAYS IT WAS MADE WHICH CLEARLY EXPLAINS WHY THE GIA (GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA) GRADUATE GEMOLOGIST PROVIDED HIS APPRAISAL FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES ONLY WITH AN ESTIMATED RETAIL REPLACEMENT VALUE OF $5,724.00. AFTERALL, THERE'S FEW EXCLUSIVE PLACES IN THE WORLD WHERE ONE CAN ACQUIRE SUCH A PHENOMENAL, PERFECT OR MORE PRECIOUS AN HEIRLOOM AND THOSE FEW PLACES ARE FOR CERTAIN, VERY PRICEY! I WISH I KNEW THE CREATOR BUT AS IS TYPICAL OF SO MANY CUSTOM MADE PIECES OF OLDER JEWELRY, THE ONLY HALLMARKS ARE "18K" AND "750" ~ THE AMERICAN & EUROPEAN MARKS FOR REAL & SOLID 18KT GOLD. I HAVE DEEPLY ADORED THIS GORGEOUS ONE OF A KIND BUTTERFLY AND ALL THE COMPLIMENTS IT AND I HAVE RECEIVED EACH & EVERYTIME IT WAS WORN, BOTH AS A PIN OR AS A PENDANT. I KNOW IT WILL PROVIDE YOU THE SAME JOY AND PLEASURE EASILY BECOMING A FAVORITE MOMENTO THAT CAN BE SHARED FOR GENERATIONS. THIS FABULOUSBUTTERFLY IS IN PERFECT ORIGINAL UNTOUCHED CONDITION WITH NO REPAIRS AS NONE ARE NEEDED, NO DENTS, NO UNUSUAL WEARANDNODEEP OR BOTHERSOME SCRATCHES. THEFABULOUS DIAMONDS HAVE NO CHIP, NO CRACKS ANDNO SCRATCHES.I KNOW IT CAN BE SCARY BUYING DIAMOND & GEMSTONE JEWELRY ON THE INTERNET, ESPECIALLY ON SO I AM NOW OFFERING AN AGL APPRAISAL WITH SELECT ITEMS THAT HAVE SIGNIFICANT VALUE. I HAVE CHOSEN AN INDEPENDENT GIA (GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA) GRADUATE GEMOLOGIST WHO HAS TAKEN AND COMPLETED EVERY COURSE OFFERED RELATING TO GEMS & JEWELRY. PLEASE KNOW THAT HIS GIA CLARITY & COLOR GRADING IS THE MOST STRINGENT OF ANY IN THE INDUSTRY. TYPICALLY "VS" CLARITY DIAMONDS EVALUATED BY EGL (EUROPEAN GEMOLOGICAL LABORATORY) OR OTHER INSTITUTIONS WOULD BARELY QUALIFY OR MEET GIA'S "SI" CLARITY STANDARDS. MY DIAMONDS & GEMSTONES ARE ALWAYS 100% NATURAL, NEVER HAVE ANY VISIBLE CARBON (BLACK SPOTS), IMPERFECTIONS OR FLAWS (UNLESS INDICATED) AS I NEVER LIKED OR BOUGHT POOR QUALITY DIAMOND AND GEMSTONE JEWELRY AND THEREFORE HAVE NO DESIRE SELLING THEM TO MY CUSTOMERS. THE APPRAISAL INCLUDED IS COMPILED USING THE MOST ULTRA CONSERVATIVE COLOR & CLARITY GRADING THAT YOU WILL FIND. I HAVE CHOSEN THIS APPRAISER WITH NO VESTED INTEREST IN MY JEWELRY OR BUSINESS SO THAT THE DIAMONDS & GEMSTONES YOU RECEIVE FROM ME WILL SURELY EXCEED ANY EXPECTATION RELATING TO YOUR DESIRE FOR MAGNIFICENT DIAMONDS & GEMS WITH OUTSTANDING COLOR AND CLARITY. I HOPE THE APPRAISAL WILL BE USEFUL IN GUIDING YOU TO FIND DIAMOND & GEMSTONE JEWELRY THAT YOU WILL ENJOY AND CHERISH FOR DECADES & GENERATIONS TOO COME. THE APPRAISAL NOT ONLY PROVIDES ACCURATE INFORMATION FOR MAKING VALUEABLE DECISIONS FOR offerDING BUT CAN ALSO BE USED WHEN INSURING YOUR NEW PURCHASE. THE ORIGINAL APPRAISAL WILL BE INCLUDED TO THE LUCKY HIGH buyer OF THIS sale WHEN RECEIVING THIS ITEM. THIS WONDERFULESTATE 18KT REAL WHITE GOLD & DIAMONDS BUTTERFLY PIN ~BROOCH~ PENDANT IS ABSOLUTELY 100% ORIGINAL!IF YOU LOVE FABULOUSONE OF A KIND JEWELRY PIECESTHEN YOU WILL LOVE THIS SPECTACULARBUTTERFLY PENDANT ~ BROOCH! THESE SCARCELY FOUNDVINTAGE ~ ESTATE JEWELRY PIECES ARE BECOMING ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND AT ANY PRICE BUTI HAVE, AS ALWAYS, STARTED THIS WITH A VERY LOW OPENING offer MAKING ITEVER SO AFFORDABLETO ANYONE WHO ADORE THE FINEST INHIGH QUALITY DIAMOND BUTTERFLY PENDANTS ~BROOCHES. THIS IS FOR THE FIRST TIME BEING OFFERED TO ALL THE WONDERFUL COLLECTORS WHO APPRECIATE ONLY THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF ORIGINALHIGH END 18KT REAL GOLD & DIAMOND JEWELRY CREATIONS. THIS WAS NEVER IN MY STORE INVENTORY BUT KEPT AT HOME IN MY JEWELRY CHEST. I AM GETTING UP THERE INAGE JUST TURNING 83 YEARS YOUNG AND HAVE CLOSED MY STORE SO NOW IT IS TIME FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO CHERISH MY PERSONAL TREASURES AND TAKE THE SAME CARE THAT ONLY A LOVER OF REAL ANTIQUES AND FINE JEWELRY CAN PROVIDE MY FAVORITE POSSESSIONS. I HOPE YOU SHALL TREASURE MY FAVORITESOLID 18KT WHITE GOLD & .27 CARAT T.W. DIAMONDS BUTTERFLY PIN ~ PENDANT AS IT TRULY IS SPECTACULAR. ENJOY AND HAPPY offerDING!
F.Y.I. I am a 3rd generation antiques dealer & have been in the fine antiques business for over 30 years. I have had several open stores over these years but now with rents out of the realm of reality & my age creeping up on me, I have closed the last of them & I am now concentrating all efforts to on line sales. I am very knowledgeable about all types of antiques. I do not & will not sell fakes or reproductions of anything. All my items are 100% as described & the pictures prove it! Any damage or imperfection is noted and all items are mailed with an invisible ID mark that only I know of. This will eliminate anyone trying to item switch a broken treasure with my perfect piece. If you want any other detail about an item, please ask & be certain to include your direct email address for a reply. does not allow my sending pictures thru their email service. I will try to accomodate all requests on 1st come, 1st served daily basis. I do not sell outside so do not ask. I can offer a very expensive buy it now if you must have it today! I ship 1 day a week so please be patient. Everything is very carefully packed as I love my things & want you to enjoy them in the same condition as I have. All items are sent via USPS & Insured at full value. Sorry if this costs International buyers more but these are 's rules & I will follow them to the letter. Please work out any special payment request in advance as all sales should be simply processed through PayPal unless we have made prior arrangements. Ask any & all questions before you offer as the offer is your contract to purchase. I allow 5 days for payment in full otherwise the item is sold to the next highest buyer or re-listed & I will leave appropriate response to all non paying buyers. I hope everything is very plain & simple to understand but do not be shy about asking anything should you require additional info or details. I hope you enjoy each & every item as most are from my private collection assembled over the past 30 years and never before offered for sale. Each piece is very special, of great quality, rare for its' kind and worthy of any advanced collection. Thank You, Bernice Ellen
ATTENTION ALL INTERNATIONAL buyers ~ BUYERS!
~SHIPMENTS TO COUNTRIES (DESTINATIONS)OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES~
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS MORE COSTLY. WE DO NOT PROFIT OR "MARK UP" SHIPPING COSTS. WE USE THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE POSTAGE PRICE CALCULATOR THROUGH PAYPAL SHIPPING TO CALCULATE THE ACTUAL PRICE FOR SHIPPING CHARGES AT USPS.COM WEBSITE. PAYPAL REQUIRES ALL INTERNATIONALLY SHIPPED ITEMS BE TRACKABLE ON-LINE. THE ONLY SHIPPING SERVICE WITH AN AFFORDABLE TRACKING OPTION THAT MEETS PAYPAL'S PRECISE REQUIREMENTS IS USPS "EXPRESS MAIL". WE DO NOT SHIP ITEMS VIA; REGISTERED MAIL, FLAT RATE MAIL,PRIORITY MAIL OR 1ST CLASS MAIL (NO EXCEPTIONS). WE PAY ANY AND ALL COSTS OF AVAILABLE INSURANCE COVERAGE OFFERED THROUGH THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE AT THE FULL VALUE OF EVERY ITEM SOLD. INSURANCE IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR ITEMS THAT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH BY THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE'S INSURANCE REGULATIONS. PLEASE CHECK THAT VALUE COVERAGE IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR SPECIFIC PURCHASE BY CONTACTING THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES HAVE LOW VALUE LIMITS SUCH AS ENGLAND WITH A MAXIMUM INSURANCE VALUE OF $650.00. THESE LIMITS ARE FREQUENTLY LESS THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF AN ITEM'S ACTUAL PURCHASE PRICE OR VALUE. THUS, PLEASE DO NOT PLACE A offer FOR YOUR INTENDED PURCHASE IF THE COVERAGE LIMITS ARE LESS THAN WHAT YOU ARE offerDING FOR THE ITEM. YOU WILL NEED TO CHECK THE POSTAL SERVICE WEBSITE AT USPS.COM FOR THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT AVAILABLE TO YOUR SPECIFIC LOCATION BY VIEWING THE LIMITATIONS OF VALUE FOR MERCHANDISE SENT VIA EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL MAIL. CERTAIN COUNTRIES HAVE REGULATIONS LIMITING THE IMPORTATION OF ART, ANTIQUES AND/OR JEWELRY. PLEASE VERIFY THAT YOUR COUNTRY ALLOWS THE IMPORTATION OF THE ITEM YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING. YOU ARE REQUESTING SHIPMENT BY US WHEN POSTING PAYMENT TO US FOR THE ITEM COST PLUS SHIPPING FEES. IT IS YOUR OBLIGATION TO DETERMINE IF THE POSTAL INSURANCE AVAILABLE APPLIES TO YOUR ITEM TYPE AND ALSO TO; USPS INTERNATIONALEXPRESS MAIL TO YOUR LOCATION BUT IF USPS COVERAGE DOES NOT APPLY, DOES NOT COMPLY OR DOES NOT EQUAL THE ITEM'S VALUE FOR YOUR DESTINATION, YOU SHALL BE SOLEY ASSUMING ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE, THEFT, CONFISCATION, TERRORIST ACTS OR ANY PERILS/ACTS OF GOD RESULTING IN YOUR REQUESTING DELIVERY OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU OBTAINING INDEPENDANT ADDITIONAL COVERAGE FROM A TOP RATED INSURER IF THE COVERAGE OFFERED THROUGH USPS DOES NOT CONFORM TO OR PROPERLY PROTECT YOUR ITEM'S VALUE OF PURCHASE. YOUR POSTING OF PAYMENT TO US IN FULL FOR THE PURCAHSE PRICE OF ANY ITEM SOLD BY DONAHUE ANTIQUES A.K.A. (MYPRIVATEMUSEUM) IS YOUR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, ACCEPTANCE AND AGREEMENT THAT SHALL THEREFOR CONSTITUTE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY. IMPORT DUTIES, TAXES, V.A.T. AND ANY OTHER CUSTOMS/IMPORT CHARGES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE ITEM PRICE OR SHIPPING CHARGES. ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES OR FEES ARE THE BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY AND TO BE PAID (IF REQUIRED) BY THE BUYER. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR COUNTRY'S CUSTOMS OFFICE OR POSTAL CARRIER COMPANY TO DETERMINE WHAT, IF ANY, THESE ADDITIONAL COSTS WILL BE PRIOR TO offerDING. THESE CHARGES ARE NORMALLY COLLECTED BY THE DELIVERING FREIGHT (SHIPPING) COMPANY, POSTAL CARRIER, CUSTOMS OR WHEN YOU PICK THE ITEM UP AT THEIR DELIVERY LOCATION. DO NOT CONFUSE THESE ADDED COSTS FOR CUSTOMS/IMPORT FEES AS "SHIPPING" CHARGE(S) ON ANY INVOICE SENT TO YOU THROUGH OUR OR PAYPAL ACCOUNT. WE DO NOT MARK MERCHANDISE VALUES BELOW THE WINNING offer OR sale VALUE. WE CAN NOT MARK ITEMS AS "GIFTS" ~ , PAYPAL, POSTAL, UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS PROHIBIT THIS. WE ARE UNABLE TO PREDETERMINE ANY IMPORT TAXES AS THEY ARE CALCULATED BY THE FINAL VALUE WHEN THE sale CLOSES. THESE TAXES OR FEES ARE GENERALLY BASED AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE FINAL VALUE AND VARY FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY. IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OR THE LIMITATIONS OF COVERAGE, PLEASE CONTACT US ATLEAST 1 DAY PRIOR TO offerDING. THANK YOU, DONAHUE ANTIQUES~ENTIRE AGREEMENT.
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