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    Sale 12573

    Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels

    31 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2028

    AN IMPORTANT SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING

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    AN IMPORTANT SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING
    Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, to the circular-cut diamond prongs, gallery and bifurcated three quarter-hoop, mounted in gold, ring size 5½ with ring sizer
    Accompanied by report no. CS 85188 dated 5 March 2016 from the AGL American Gemological Laboratories stating that the sapphire is of Classic Kashmir origin, with no gemological evidence of heat

    Report no. 84128 dated 17 February 2016 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the approximately 8.30 carat sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating; also accompanied by an appendix stating that the sapphire possesses extraordinary characteristics and merits special mention and appreciation. The sapphire exhibits an important size and weight combined with an attractive saturated blue colour and very fine purity. The few tiny inclusions found by microscopic examination are the hallmarks of sapphires from the reputed historic deposit in Kashmir, located in a remote part of the Himalayan Mountains in India. The velvety blue colour of this sapphire is due to very fine and subtle inclusions and a combination of well-balanced trace elements in the gemstone, which are typical and characteristic for the finest sapphires of Kashmir. A natural sapphire from Kashmir of this size and quality is rare and exceptional
    US$500,000-800,000


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