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    Sale 7442

    Jewellery

    12 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 199

    AN ANTIQUE CAT'S EYE AND DIAMOND BROOCH

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ANTIQUE CAT'S EYE AND DIAMOND BROOCH
    Set with a cat's eye chrysoberyl within an old-cut diamond cluster surround, mounted in gold, circa 1870, 2.1 cm diameter, in fitted grey leather Asprey case


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    The so-called cat's eye effect caused by many needle-like inclusions arranged parallel to each other occurs in a few gem materials such as sapphires and quartz, but only in chrysoberyl may it be called cat's eye without any further qualification as the colour and quality are in chrysoberyl are considered the 'true cat's eye'.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN