Accompanied by SSEF report no. 85317 and Gübelin report no. 18110112, each stating that the sapphire weighing 12.44 carats, measuring approximately 13.90 x 11.35 x 8.20mm, is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating, together with appendix letters.
Stamped PT950 for platinum. Sapphire blue of medium strong saturation, overall clean stone with some typical inclusions, ''with few tiny typical inclusions found by microscopic examination are the hallmarks of sapphires from the reputed historic deposit in Kashmir, located in a remote a remote part of the Himalayan Mountains in India.'' Excerpt from the SSEF appendix letter. A few minor nicks and abrasions to facet edges, minor scratches on crown facet. Diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 5.00 - 5.25 carats, on average F-G colour, VS clarity. Minor scratches to the metal. In very good condition. Gross weight approximately 14 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."