Accompanied by report no. 11681 from the Gem & Pearl Laboratory, stating that the sapphire measuring approximately 12 x 10 x 7.6mm is of Sri Lankan (Ceylon) origin, with no indications of heat treatment.
Shank stamped with French import assay marks for 18 carat gold and platinum. Sapphire mid violet-blue, transparent, with typical inclusions visible under magnification. Pavilion facets asymmetrical, culet noticeably to one side. Some areas of very minor wear and chipping to facet edges. Diamonds bright and lively, estimated total diamond weight approximately 1.20 - 1.40 carats. Light scratches to surfaces consistent with wear, overall in good condition. Gross weight approximately 8.1 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."