Accompanied by GGTL report no. 18-G-15970, stating that the cabochon rubies weighing 7.32 and 7.02 carats, measuring 12.55 x 11.77 x 4.94mm and 12.49 x 11.86 x 4.59mm, are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating.
Each signed VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, numbered 10G57, maker's mark for Van Cleef & Arpels. French assay mark and stamped 750 for 18 carats gold. Rubies orangy red of strong saturation, with typical surface-reaching inclusions, a few small cavities and nicks. For further information on the rubies, please refer to the gemmological reports. Diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 6.00 - 7.00 carats, on average I-J colour, VS clarity, as far as yellow mount permits. Normal signs of wear to the metal consistent with wear. Overall, in very good condition. Total gross weight approximately 20 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."