Lot 9071
  • 9071

Two Gem Set and Diamond Brooches, Christian Dior

45,000 - 60,000 HKD
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  • Christian Dior
  • Aquamarine, Peridot, Diamond, Tourmaline, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Yellow and White Gold
The first brooch of floral design, centring upon a cabochon rubellite to the carved aquamarine petals, decorated with circular-cut diamonds, cabochon peridot and pink tourmaline floral and foliate, mounted in 18 karat yellow gold, signed Ch Dior, numbered, with French export assay and maker's marks; and the second brooch designed as a bouquet, set with calibré-cut and cabochon rubies, sapphires and emeralds, accented with circular-cut diamonds and pink tourmaline half hoop, mounted in yellow gold, signed Dior, case stamped Christian Dior


The first brooch: Signed Ch Dior, numbered 001, with French export assay mark for gold and French maker's mark. Rubellite estimated to weigh approximately 3.60 carats in total, of purplish pink colour and medium strong saturation; pink tourmalines estimated to weigh approximately 0.40 carat in total; of purplish pink colour and light saturation; all with minor typical inclusions and a few are surface reaching, some nicks. Peridots estimated to weigh approximately 35.00 carats in total, each with carved crisscross motif at the base, majority are moderately included, some nicks and minor scratches. Five carved aquamarines of light blue colour and light saturation, with typical inclusions and some are surface reaching, some nicks. Diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 2.60 carats in total, are on average E to F colour, VVS to VS clarity, as gauged and graded in the mounting. Signs of normal wear to the metal consistent with use, with a few tarnished spots and some minor discolouration, some gold setting at the back with fissure lines and a few are broken, but will not affect the durability of the brooch. Overall in good condition. The second brooch: Signed Dior. Mounting in yellow gold as tested. Rubies, emeralds and sapphires estimated to weigh approximately 2.50 carats in total; rubies are red to purplish red colour and medium strong saturation; emeralds are green of medium to medium strong saturation; sapphires are blue of medium strong saturation; all with typical inclusions and a few are surface reaching, with some nicks. Three tourmaline of purplish pink colour and light saturation, one tourmaline is eye-clean, two with typical inclusions and an inclusion is surface reaching. Diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 1.20 carats in total, are on average F to G colour, mainly VS clarity, as gauged and graded in the mounting. Signs of minor wear to the metal, overall in very good condition. Two cases stamped Christian Dior
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.