Lot 79
  • 79


1,000,000 - 1,500,000 USD
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  • Tiffany
Centering an emerald-cut emerald weighing 12.03 carats, accented by two trapeze-cut diamonds, size 5½, signed Tiffany & Co., numbered 28783361. With signed box.


The mounting in very good condition with minute nicks and scratching. Mounted in platinum. The emerald is a richly saturated, medium deep, very slightly bluish green. A spectacular crystal with small, scattered inclusions, none of which appear to break the surface (stone viewed in mounting). According to the Tiffany retail replacement valuation, the diamonds weigh 2.08 carats and are D color, VS1 clarity. Please note that the exact ring size cannot be obtained due to sizing beads fitted inside the band; fits like a size 5½. Mounting custom-made for the client by Tiffany & Co. The mounting accompanied by a Tiffany & Co. Retail Replacement Valuation dated December 3, 2018.
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

Accompanied by SSEF report no. 58340 dated January 26, 2011 stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with no clarity enhancements. Together with a letter stating that "natural emeralds from Colombia of this size and quality represent a great rarity and the described gemstone is thus a very exceptional treasure." Accompanied by AGL report no. 1096216 stating that the emerald is of Classic Colombian origin, with no clarity enhancements.