1 May 2001,
Price realised HKD 1,475,000
HKD 1,300,000 - HKD 1,500,000
A FINE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND GENTLEMAN'S RING
The modified rectangular-cut sapphire weighing 6.45 carats, enhanced by a shank with tapering pavé-set diamond sides, size 7¾
With certificate 0101008 dated 29/1/01 from the Güblein Gemmological Laboratory stating that gemmological testing revealed characteristics consistent with those of sapphires originating from Kashmir with no indications of thermal enhancement (NTE) with the comment that sapphires which have not been enhanced by heat are scarce.
Accompanied by an appendix stating that the sapphire possesses a richly saturated and homogeneous colour, combined with a high degree of transparency. In addition, this gemstone has been spared of exposure to thermal treatment.
Kashmir sapphires of this quality are rare.
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