Accompanied by Gübelin and AGL reports numbered 1005553 and CS 42049, dated 17 and 18 May 2010 respectively, stating that the 10.09 carat padparadscha sapphire is natural, Orangy-Pink colour, of Sri Lankan origin, with no indications of heating. Sapphires which have not been heated are scarce.
Colour and Clarity: According to Gübelin and AGL reports, the padparadscha sapphire is natural, of Ceylon origin, with no indication of heating and clarity enhancement. Please refer to the reports for details. In our opinion, the padparadscha sapphire is of medium intense orangy pink colour, eye clean. Upon 10x loupe, there are some natural fingerprints and a crystal, not seen to naked eyes. Diamonds together weighing approximately 0.70 carat, are about G to H colours, VS clarity.
Condition: Karat pink and white gold ring mount, in mint condition. 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.