Accompanied by guarantee of authenticity from Chantecler, dated 10th May 2004, stating that the necklace set in 18 carat gold has 186 oval pink sapphires weighing 86.96 carats and 160 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 12.22 carats.
Signed Chantecler, stamped with 750 for 18 carat gold and Italian maker's mark 587 MI. Sapphires and diamonds have typical inclusions visible under magnification. Light surface wear throughout consistent with use, gross weight approximately 113 grams, overall in good condition. "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."