16 April 2008
A MULTI-GEM AND DIAMOND "DOLPHIN" BROOCH, BY TIFFANY & CO.
Centering upon a cushion-cut pink sapphire, surrounded by pavé-set diamond dolphins, with polished gold gills and fins, with cabochon emerald eyes and circular-cut emerald and sapphire accents, mounted in 18k gold and platinum, circa 1969, (with pendant hoops for suspension)
Signed Tiffany & Co.; designed by Sonia Younis
With report 91014211 dated 30 January 2008 from the AGTA Gemological Testing Center stating that the data obtained during the examination of this pink sapphire indicates that the probable geographic origin is Burma (Myanmar). Indications of heating
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