The stone is in good condition overall, but showing significant abrasions and moderate nicking to the girdle at the heads of the stone. Bearing a chip (extra facet) at one shoulder and a large cavity partially hidden under one of the prongs; the cavity measures approximately 2.00 by 1.75 mm and will become more apparent when the stone is out of the mounting. The pavilion bearing three noticeable chips, the most significant example almost running the whole height of the pavilion. The ruby is a medium pinkish red color and is slightly to moderately included, most of the fissures concentrated at one end. The stone is lively and bright. The diamonds show some minor nicking at the girdle, one of them bearing a significant chip at the girdle. The mounting in good condition and fitted with two sizing nodules. Accompanied by AGL report no. CS 49183 stating the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.