Sample pearls test as natural, saltwater.
Octagonal: Amethyst a medium purple, typical inclusions visible with magnification, nicks and abraded facet junctions, calculated to weigh aproximately 28.00 carats. Two pearls damaged. Early 20th century. Rotating safety catch.
Oval: Amethyst a dark purple, typical inclusions visible with magnification, slightly abraded facet junctions, calculated to weigh approximately 15.00 carats. Traces of glue to edge of amethyst and on some pearls. In good condition. "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."