Lot 9
  • 9

Agate and Colored Diamond Ring, Hemmerle

5,000 - 7,000 USD
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  • agate, colored diamond, white gold
The agate cameo featuring the profile of Socrates, bezel-set within a shank accented throughout with round diamonds of orangy brown hue, size 6¼, with maker's mark, one diamond missing.


In overall good condition, one diamond missing from the back of the shank, and three neighboring diamonds chipped, the mounting with nicks and minor scratches commensurate with wear. Shank interior with maker's mark GH for Gebrüder (Brothers) Hemmerle. Stamped 750 for 18 karat white gold. The diamonds stated to weigh a total of approximately 3.83 carats, are a medium light orangy brown hue, VS-SI clarity. The cameo measuring approximately 24.5 x 19.5 mm, stated to weigh approximately 21.50 carats, the profile is carved into an opaque white layer, the background is a translucent mottled greyish brown color. Gross weight approximately 14 dwts. Please note that the diamonds of brown hue have not been tested for natural origin of color. A photocopy of an export invoice from Hemmerle available upon request.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. 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. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Catalogue Note

Please note that the diamonds of orangy brown hue have not been tested for natural origin of color.