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Emerald Dragon

Apr 25, 2017 11:00 PM UTC
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Elaborate 18 karat green gold belt buckle with Imperial Dragon design, featuring a 2.69 carat Colombian oval cabochon emerald and diamond accent. Buckle measures 2 ½ x 1 ¾in.

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In his days of military service in the U.S. Coast Guard while stationed in Hawaii, a young Marcial de Gomar designed and incorporated dragon motifs into the concealable cuffs of his military tunic sleeves. This truly one-of-a-kind Marcial de Gomar Emerald Dragon captures the mystical symbolism he so appreciates in dragon imagery. A solid 63.7 grams of 18 karat green gold, this belt buckle design features a fabulous 2.69 carat fine quality Colombian oval cabochon emerald, with a diamond accent in the dragon's eye. Worthy of note is that, far from just any dragon, this buckle is decorated with an Imperial Dragon distinguishable by its five toes instead of four, as lesser dragons are known to display.

The buckle is very stable and strong, with no moving parts, and works very securely. In place of the conventional pearl in the Dragon's grip, Marcial de Gomar placed a fine, dark green cabochon emerald from Muzo mine, making it perhaps the first time the Imperial Dragon has ever been depicted with an emerald rather than a pearl.

Accompanied by GIA Report 6187154244 of February 17, 2017

Note: Due to the inability of current technology capturing the blue green hues and light dispersion in emeralds accurately, digital and particularly print images, do no justice to the true beauty, color and fire of Colombian emeralds. These magnificent specimens truly need to be seen with the naked eye to be appreciated to their full extent.

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65 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128
United States
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Emerald Dragon

Apr 25, 2017 11:00 PM UTC
1 Day13 Hrs41 MinUntil Auction Starts
$5,0000 Bids
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65 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128
United States
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