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    Sale 12720

    30 Years: The Sale

    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3011

    AN EXCEPTIONAL ART DECO SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BY CARTIER

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    AN EXCEPTIONAL ART DECO SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BY CARTIER
    Set with eight graduated cushion-shaped sapphires, weighing approximately 10.53 to 3.38 carats, with calibré-cut sapphire detail, to the pavé-set diamond intersections and four-stone diamond gallery, 1923, mounted in platinum, 18.0 cm, with French assay mark for platinum, in red leather Cartier case
    Signed Cartier, no. 2318867
    Accompanied by report no. CS 71561 1-7 dated 6 November 2015 from the AGL American Gemological Laboratories stating that the seven sapphires are of Classic Kashmir origin, with no gemological evidence of heat and clarity enhancement; also accompanied by a letter from AGL stating that the sapphires possess the quintessential, velvety blue colour that distinguishes a fine Kashmir sapphire. The colour of these sapphires is further complemented by a fine cut resulting in numerous deep, rich internal colour reflections and brilliance. These sapphires also possess a high clarity, providing a superior degree of transparency. To have seven such well-matched stones of Kashmir origin in this quality is extremely rare

    Report no. CS 71562 dated 6 November 2015 from the AGL American Gemological Laboratories stating that the 3.38 carats sapphire is of Cambodia (Palin) origin, with no gemological evidence of heat and clarity enhancement

    Report no. 79846 dated 15 April 2015 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that seven sapphires are of Kashmir origin and one of Basaltic deposit origin, with no indications of heating and the colour of part of these sapphires may also be called royal blue in the trade

    Report no. 14100303/1 to 8 dated 7 November 2014 from the Gübelin GemLab stating that seven sapphires are of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating; also accompanied by an appendix stating that the Kashmir sapphires possess a richly saturated and homogeneous colour, combined with a high degree of transparency, and a finely proportioned cut
    US$7,500,000-10,000,000


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