Very good condition with almost no apparent wear to the mounting. Bearing a nice heft, gross weight approximately 14.2 dwts. Accompanied by AGL report no. CS 43099 stating that the sapphire is of Sri Lankan origin, no gemological evidence of heat, quality of color change very good to good with a 60-70% degree of color change The color changes from the shade of violet shown in the printed catalogue illustration to a more blue-violet color in daylight. Moderately saturated. Eye-clean with a few minute chips seen with a 10x loupe. 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.