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M.GERARD A Magnificent Cabochon Emerald and Diamond Necklace, France, 1978. photo by Betteridge Jewelers

A magnificent cabochon emerald and diamond collar necklace, designed as a series of fifteen oval cabochon emerald and circular-cut diamond clusters with diamonds scroll motif intersections, mounted in gold, circa 1978. Price $195,000

Monsieur Louis Gerard was formally an executive at Van Cleef & Arpels and founded his own company with the assistance of Comtesse de Ribes in 1968. Within a decade he became the one of the largest jewelers in Paris , London and Monte Carlo with a reputation of fine jewels manufactured to the highest possible standard. In 1985 he sold the company to a group of American investors and continued to run the firm until his retirement in 1988.

Betteridge Jewelers, 117 Greenwich Ave. Greenwich CT, 06830. Phone: 203-869-0124 - E-Mail: mike@betteridge.com