Lot 8
  • 8

Two-Colored Gold, Multi-Colored Sapphire and Diamond Necklace

18,000 - 22,000 USD
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  • gold, multi-colored sapphire, diamond
Centering a pair of clip-brooches designed as floral clusters, the two largest sapphires weighing approximately 10.45 and 7.60 carats, supported by a necklace of similar design, decorated with additional floral motifs, set with numerous variously-cut multi-colored sapphires, accented by round, old European and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.45 carats, gross weight approximately 81 dwts, length 14¾ inches, the clip-brooches detach and may be worn separately; circa 1950.


In good condition. Some minor scratching to the metal on the reverse. The necklace clasps in front, fitting a small neck and cannot be worn once clips are removed. The clips measure approximately 2 1/4 by 1 1/4 inches and 2 by 1 3/8 inches. The diamonds are approximately H-I color, predominantly I clarity. The colored stones range in hue from yellows, greens, blues, pinks, and purples and range from slightly to moderately included. Please note that not all stones were tested due to prohibitive mounting and there may be other colored stones other than sapphire in the necklace including peridot. Gross weight approximately 81 dwts.
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.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.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.