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Rare and exceptional sapphire and diamond ring
The step-cut sapphire weighing 27.54 carats, set between pear-shaped diamond shoulders, size 53, together with an alternative ring mount, Graff.
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Accompanied by SSEF report no. 60162, dated 5 July 2011, and Gübelin report no. 14090068, dated 15 September 2014, both stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating, together with appendix letters.

The SSEF letter stating:

"Exceptional Sapphire:

The natural sapphire described in the Test Report No 60162 from the Swiss Gemmological Institute possesses extraordinary characteristics and merits special mention and appreciation.

The described sapphire is mounted in a ring. It has an impressive weight of approximately 27 ct and exhibits a very attractive velvety saturated blue colour, combined with a high purity.

The few small inclusions found by microscopic inspection represent the hallmarks of sapphires from the reputed deposit in Kashmir, located in a remote part of the Himalayan Mountains in India. The velvety blue of the stone is due to very fine and subtle inclusions and a combination of well-balanced trace elements in the stone, typical and characteristic for the finest sapphires of Kashmir.

The gemstone has been spared exposure to heat treatment and its clarity and colour are all natural.

A Kashmir sapphire of this size and quality is very rare and exceptional."

The Gübelin letter stating:

"...The natural sapphire of 27.54 ct described in the above mentioned Gübelin Gem Lab Report possesses a richly saturated and homogenous colour, combined with a high degree of transparency, and a finely proportioned cut, in addition, this remarkable gemstone has been spared thermal treatment. Such a combination of characteristics is rare in natural Kashmir sapphires of this size."

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