Accompanied by GCS, report no. 77113-72, stating that the sapphire is of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) origin, with no indications of heat treatment, measuring approximately 17.2 x 15.8 x 11.4mm.
Sapphire deep blue in colour, transparent, with typical colour zoning and minor inclusions visible under magnification, weighing 30.93 carats. Very minor wear and very slight chipping to some areas of facet edges. Diamonds bright and lively, estimated total diamond weight approximately 0.80 - 1.00 carats, three diamonds deficient. Accompanied by box from a.a Julius Ltd. Scratches to metal and sapphire surfaces consistent with age and wear.
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