In good condition with light scratching and gentle wear to the highpoints. The morganite is medium-light slightly purplish pink and eye-clean. Signature located on the shank, significantly rubbed but legible. Fine color and significant sizes of pink beryl were first discovered off the coast of Madagascar in 1910. George Frederick Kunz, chief gemologist for Tiffany & Co. proposed the name "morganite" for this gemstone to honor J.P. Morgan for his significant gifts to the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Museum of Natural History in Paris. Morgan was an avid gem collector who formed one of the most important collections of the early 1900's. 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.