Lot 1774
  • 1774

Very Fine Emerald and Diamond Ring

4,680,000 - 5,500,000 HKD
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  • Emerald, Diamond, Platinum
Set with a step-cut emerald weighing 6.25 carats, flanked by baguette diamonds weighing approximately 1.45 carats in total, mounted in platinum. Ring size: 4½


Accompanied by AGL, Gübelin and SSEF reports, numbered CS 54857, 13075225 and 89862, dated 22 May 2013, 24 July 2013 and 23 January 2017 respectively, stating that the 6.25 carat emerald is natural, of Colombian origin, with no indications of clarity enhancement. For further details, please refer to the reports.Stamped PLAT for platinum. The emerald is bright, medium green colour with strong saturation, and appears clean to the naked eye. Under 10X loupe inspection, there are typical inclusions with very slight surface abrasions. Diamonds are estimated to weigh approximately 1.45 carats in total, on average E to F colour and VVS to VS clarity, as gauged and graded in the mounting. Signs of normal wear to the metal. Overall in excellent 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 AGL, Gübelin and SSEF reports numbered CS 54857, 13075225 and 89862, dated 22 May 2013, 24 July 2013 and 23 January 2017 respectively, stating that the 6.25 carat emerald is natural, of Colombian origin, with no indications of clarity enhancement. Also accompanied by Gübelin and SSEF letters, stating that the emerald is of exceptional quality.


Gloriously Green

Representing the lushest of greens and the richest hues of nature, emeralds have been captivating passionate adventurers and serene thinkers alike since antiquity. Known as the stone of Kings, Mughal rulers prized emeralds as the colour of paradise and purity – an embodiment of the divine spirit. Among these treasured gems, the finest of them all would come from Colombia.

Colombian emeralds owe their distinctly green hue to chromium. However, chromium often has a negative impact on clarity, giving emeralds their typical crystallographic stress fractures. To find a clear Colombian emerald crystal in nature is an extremely rare occurrence – a treasure that is sure to entice discerning connoisseurs. Lot 1774 exhibits the wondrous combination of outstanding clarity and vivid colour, a strikingly rare gift from Mother Nature.