Lot 152
  • 152


40,000 - 60,000 USD
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Suspending a pendant centering a square mixed-cut yellow sapphire within a frame of round emeralds and diamonds, the necklace further set with variously-cut yellow sapphires, cabochon emeralds and round diamonds within fringed and granulated gold links, length 24¾ inches, adjustable, pendant detachable for wear as a clip-brooch, signed Webb.


In very good condition, very light scratches visible under 10x magnification, minor discolorations to gold in some areas. Stamped 18K for 18 karat gold. Set with diamonds weighing approximately 9.00 carats, approximately F-H color, VS clarity. The center square emerald-cut yellow sapphire weighing approximately 10.80 carats, is light yellow with good transparency and minor abrasions. The next six largest yellow sapphires weighing approximately 9.20, 7.40, 5.60, 4.60, 3.80 and 5.50 carats respectively, are light yellow, slightly to moderately included, with minor abrasions. The round emeralds in the center pendant-brooch medium green, strongly saturated, slightly to moderately included. The six largest oval cabochon emeralds measuring from approximately 12.60 x 10.50 mm to 12.40 x 8.20 mm, are medium green, translucent, with surface-reaching fractures. Necklace can be shortened by detaching section measuring 8⅝ inches. One of the three clasps would benefit from being tightened, the other two clasps close securely, all three safety clasps function properly.
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.