Accompanied by SSEF report no. 86985, stating that the cushion-shaped sapphire measuring 16.07 x 15.94 x 11.85mm, weighing 31.65 carats, is of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating.
Signed Cartier Paris. French assay mark and stamped Pt 900 for platinum. Sapphire blue of medium strong saturation, with typical inclusions, a few abrasions and nicks; for further details on the stone, please refer to the SSEF report. Diamonds bright and lively. Signs of normal wear to the metal consistent with use. In very good condition. Gross weight approximately 13 grams. Box signed Cartier Paris Rue de la Paix, London 175 New-Bond St, New York, 535 5th Avenue. "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."