Lot 253
  • 253

Sapphire and diamond brooch, circa 1880

Estimate
15,000 - 25,000 CHF
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Description

  • Sapphire, diamond, gold
Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 35.60 carats, framed with rose diamonds, highlighted with black enamel, later brooch and pendant fittings. 

Condition

Sapphire weighing 35.6 carats, blue of medium strong saturation, with typical inclusions some visible to the naked eye, minor abrasions and nicks. Diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 5.00 - 6.00 carats, on average I-J colour, SI-I clarity, included, as gauged and graded in the mount. Scratches and tarnish to the metal consistent with age and use. Gross weight approximately 33 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.
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