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A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING, BY RAYMOND YARD
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A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING, BY RAYMOND YARD

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A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING, BY RAYMOND YARD
Set with an oval-cut sapphire, weighing approximately 5.00 carats, within a circular, baguette and half moon-shaped diamond surround, 1944, ring size 4 1/2, mounted in platinum
Signed Yard
Accompanied by report no. 95819 dated 29 September 2017 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the analysed properties confirm the authenticity of this sapphire, origin: Kashmir, with no indications of heating. The color of this sapphire may also be called 'royal blue' based on SSEF reference standards

With report no. 1086865 dated 11 September 2017 from the AGL American Gemological Laboratories stating that it is the opinion of the Laboratory that the origin of this sapphire would be classified as Classic Kashmir, with no gemological evidence of heat

Further accompanied by a letter from the American Gemological Laboratories attesting that "the combination of size, origin and quality elements for the sapphire described in this report signifies a gem of importance."
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This sapphire was originally purchased by David Rockefeller in 1943 from Raymond Yard. The sapphire was in a platinum mounting, set with two half-moon diamonds. The ring was an estate purchase made by Mr. Yard who listed it as a 'Cashmere Sapphire.' In 1952 the sapphire was reset into its current mounting.

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