• Jewels: The New York Sale, wit auction at Christies

    Sale 2306

    Jewels: The New York Sale, with The Catherine the Great Emerald Brooch and The Emperor Maximilian Diamond

    22 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 233

    AN EXQUISITE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING

    Price Realised  

    AN EXQUISITE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING
    Set with a cushion-cut sapphire, weighing approximately 13.86 carats, the shoulders set with a line of French-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum
    With report 0912008 dated 7 December 2009 from the Gübelin Gem Lab stating that gemmological testing revealed characteristics consistent with those of sapphires originating from Kashmir. No indications of heating; accompanied by an appendix, attesting to the rarity of a richly-saturated and unheated sapphire of this carat weight

    With report CDC 0911110 dated 20 November 2009 from C. Dunaigre Consulting stating that this sapphire shows gemological properties consistent with those of sapphires from Kashmir. No indications of heating; accompanied by an addendum, attesting to the rarity of this sapphire's combination of unique and outstanding characteristics

    With report 54901 dated 18 November 2009 from the SSEF Swiss Gemological Institute stating that that the analysed properties confirm the authenticity of this sapphire. Origin: Kashmir. No indications of heating; accompanied by an additional letter, stating that this sapphire possesses extraordinary characteristics


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