Accompanied by SSEF report no. 69915 and Gübelin report no. 13100121, each stating that the sapphire is of Burmese origin, 'Royal Blue' colour, with no indications of heating; both additionally accompanied by an appendix letter expressing the exceptional nature of this sapphire.
"Its saturated blue colour, poetically also referred to as 'royal blue', is due to a combination of well-balanced trace elements in the gemstone, typical and characteristic for the finest sapphires of Mogok, Burma. This sapphire has been perfectly cut from the rough crystal to show its colour at its best... A natural sapphire from Burma of this size and quality is very rare and exceptional and thus can be considered a true treasure of nature", SSEF appendix letter, 25 September 2013.
According to the SSEF report, the sapphire measuring 29.48 x 22.94 x 19.47 mm, weighing 114.739 carats, is of Burmese origin, 'Royal Blue' colour, with no indication of heating, is it blue of strong saturation; please refer to the report for further information. Some typical crystal inclusions visible under close inspection, minor nicks to the crown and pavillion. In good condition. Gross weight approximately 23 grams. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. 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. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones and to the Notice regarding import of Burmese jadeite and rubies into the US. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."