Accompanied by SSEF report no. 103298, stating that the rubies are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating; together with Gübelin report no. 9002040-2A and no. 9002040-2B, dated 12 March 1990, stating that the rubies are of Burmese origin.
Accompanied by SSEF report no. 103298, stating that the rubies are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating; together with a Gübelin report no. 9002040-2A and 9002040-2B, dated 12 March 1990, stating that the rubies are of Burmese origin.
Signed VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, numbered N.Y. 36772, stamped 585 for 14 carats gold. The ten largest rubies weighing 2.84, 2.72, 2.49, 2.31, 2.25, 2.18, 2.16, 2.05, 1.97, and 1.96 carats, well matched in colour, red of medium strong saturation, with typical inclusions, some surface reaching, some with nicks and abrasions. Diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 10.00 - 12.00 carats, on average G-H colour, VS clarity, as gauged and graded in the mount. Minor evidence of wear to the metal. In good condition. Total gross weight approximately 36 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."