Lot 315
  • 315

Very fine emerald and diamond ring, Harry Winston

Estimate
165,000 - 225,000 CHF
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Description

  • Harry Winston
  • Emerald, diamonds, platinum, gold
Set with a step-cut emerald weighing 21.34 carats, between triangular diamond shoulders, size 48, signed Winston, maker's marks for Jacques Timey.

Condition

Accompanied by SSEF report no. 90973, stating that the step-cut emerald weighing 21.34 carats and measuring 19.91 x 17.23 x 7.96mm, is of Colombian origin, with no indications of clarity modifications, together with an appendix letter. Also accompanied by G├╝belin report no. 17059002, stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with a minor amount of oil in fissures. Signed WINSTON, maker's mark for Jacques Timey. Stamped PLATINUM and PT 950 for platinum and OR for gold. Inscribed 21.35, referring to the carat weight of the central emerald. Emerald green of medium strong saturation, with some typical inclusions, a few surface-reaching, minor abrasions, small scratches and nicks. For more information on the emerald, please refer to the SSEF report. Diamonds bright and lively, estimated to weigh a total of approximately 3.50 - 4.00 carats, on average G-H colour, VS-SI clarity, as gauged and graded in the mount. Signs of wear to the metal. In very good condition. Gross weight approximately 13 grams.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. 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. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Catalogue Note

"The described emerald exhibits a remarkable size and weight of 21.346 ct, combined with an attractive and homogeneous green colour and a fine purity... In addition to these qualities, this emerald shows no indications of clarity modification in fissures at the time of testing, which is a further sign of rarity".

Excerpt from the SSEF appendix letter