Lot 1713
  • 1713

Pair of Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

2,400,000 - 3,200,000 HKD
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  • Sapphires, Diamonds, 18K white gold
Each set with an oval sapphire weighing 21.35 and 21.29 carats respectively, embellished with variously-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 4.00 carats in total, mounted in 18 karat white gold, with clip and post fittings.


Accompanied by Gübelin and SSEF reports no. 12097096/1 and 2, and 64637 respectively. Both stating that the pair of sapphires are natural, of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) origin, with no indications of heating. For further information, please refer to Gübelin and SSEF reports. Stamped 750 for 18 karat white gold. Sapphires weighing 21.29 and 21.35, both are medium dark violetish blue colour of strong saturation. Under 10X magnification, there are typical inclusions such as rutile silk, fingerprints, crystal, clouds and minor sufface reaching inclusions, not easily seen with naked eye when worn. Diamonds stated to weigh approximately 4.00 carats, are on average F to G colour, VS clarity as graded in the mount. Metal in very 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. 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.

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by SSEF and Gübelin reports numbered 64637 and 12097096 /1 and 2, dated 27 August 2012 and 19 September 2012 respectively, stating that the two sapphires are natural, of Sri Lankan (Ceylon) origin, with no indications of heating. SSEF Appendix Letter states that these two sapphires 'are outstandingly matching in size (21.357 and 21.291ct respectively), shape and fine colour...A matching pair of natural sapphires from Ceylon of this quality is rare and exceptional.' Also accompanied by Gübelin note stating that 'large sapphires of top gem-quality are true rarities of nature.'