Lot 499
  • 499

Magnificent sapphire and diamond brooch, Cartier

Estimate
3,410,000 - 5,850,000 CHF
Sold
5,738,000 CHF
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Description

  • sapphire, diamond, platinum
Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 30.23 carats, amongst pear- and marquise-shaped diamonds weighing a total of approximately 42.35 carats, signed Cartier, numbered, French assay and partial maker's markscase stamped Cartier.

Catalogue Note

"The few tiny inclusions found by microscopic examination are the hallmarks of sapphires from the reputed historic deposit in Kashmir, located in a remote part of the Himalayan Mountains in India. The velvety and saturated blue colour of this sapphire is due to very fine and subtle inclusions and a combination of well-balanced trace elements in the gemstone, typical and characteristic for the finest sapphires of Kashmir." Excerpt from the SSEF appendix letter, 17 February 2015
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