Lot 9
  • 9

Star sapphire and diamond ring, Cartier, 1920s

Estimate
11,500 - 17,500 CHF
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Description

  • sapphire, diamond, metal
Set with a cabochon purplish blue star sapphire weighing 9.66 carats, within a decorative frame millegrain-set with circular-cut diamonds, size 56, signed Cartier.

Condition

Accompanied by The Gem & Pearl Laboratory report no. 07685, stating that the purplish blue star sapphire, weighing 9.66 carats, measuring 11.33 x 9.19 x 8.63 mm, is of Ceylon origin, with no evidence of heat treatment, and that this star sapphire appears purplish blue in daylight and purple in incandescent light. Signed Cartier. Colour changing sapphire with nice six-rayed star, for further information please refer to the report; with typical inclusions, few scratches and abrasions. Diamonds bright and lively. Signs of normal wear to the metal, scratches consistent with use. In good condition. Gross weight approximately 6 grams.
"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.
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