Property of a Gentleman
SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND DEMI-PARURE
(DEMI-PARURE IN DIAMANTI E ZAFFIRI)
The necklace, centred on a pendant collet-set with a cabochon sapphire within a border of brilliant-cut diamonds, suspending an articulated fringe of oval links pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds interspersed with circular-cut sapphires, length approximately 430mm, gross weight approximately 133grams, a bracelet, length approximately 188mm, gross weight approximately 48grams, and a pair of ear clips en suite, clip fittings, gross weight approximately 23 grams.
(Collana, bracciale ed paio di orecchini pendenti, decorati con zaffiri di taglio cabochon e circolare e diamanti di taglio a brillante; collana, lunghezza approssimativa 430mm, peso approssimativo 133 grams, bracciale, lunghezza approssimativa 188mm, peso approssimativo 48 grammi, paio di orecchini pendenti con chiusura a clip, peso approssimativo 23 grammi.)
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Bracelet and necklace each stamped 750 for 18 carat gold on clasp tongues. Sapphires mid to deep blue, with typical colour zoning and inclusions visible under magnification, some surface-reaching, some minor areas of minor chipping, largest sapphire in bracelet measuring approximately 12.3 x 10.7 x 8.5mm, calculated to weigh approximately 12.08 carats. Diamonds bright and lively, estimated total diamond weight approximately 9.00 - 11.00 carats (bracelet), 20.00 - 25.00 carats (necklace) and 4.00 - 5.00 carats (ear clips). Links well-articulated, ear clip fittings and clasps secure. Scratches to surfaces consistent with wear. In good contition.
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