18 October 1999,
Price realised USD 96,000
USD 50,000 - USD 60,000
A BELLE EPOQUE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING, TIFFANY & CO.
Tiffany & Co.
Set with a cushion-cut sapphire weighing approximately 4.60 cts. (by calculation), flanked on each side by old European-cut diamonds, with an old European-cut diamond and openwork gallery to a platinum hoop, circa 1910
Signed Tiffany & Co.
With certificate 93020002 American Gem Trade Association Gemological Testing Center stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin. None, no indications of enhancement by heat.
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