SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET | 藍寶石配鑽石手鏈
SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET | 藍寶石配鑽石手鏈
SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET | 藍寶石配鑽石手鏈
SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET | 藍寶石配鑽石手鏈
SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET | 藍寶石配鑽石手鏈
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Property From a Prominent Midwestern Family

SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET | 藍寶石配鑽石手鏈

Estimate: 500,000 - 700,000 USD

Property From a Prominent Midwestern Family

SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET | 藍寶石配鑽石手鏈

Estimate: 500,000 - 700,000 USD

Lot Sold:668,000USD

Description

Property From a Prominent Midwestern Family

SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET

藍寶石配鑽石手鏈


Set with 14 cushion-cut sapphires weighing a total of 56.05 carats, spaced by two rows of baguette diamonds, length 7 inches, numbered 853.


Accompanied by two SSEF reports:


No. 108892 dated August 26, 2019 stating that two sapphires are of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating and five sapphires are of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating.


No. 108893 dated August 26, 2019 stating that five sapphires are of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating and two sapphires are of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating.


Accompanied by AGL report no. CS 51795 dated November 12, 2012 stating that eight sapphires are of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating, four sapphires are of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating and two sapphires are not currently determinable, with no indications of heating.

Condition Report

In good condition, with light scuffs to the mounting. Metal tests as platinum. Sapphires are medium slightly violetish blue color, eye-clean to slightly included, some with silk and fingerprints along the perimeters of the stones, angular banding and several with abrasions on facet junctions. Starting from the tongue clasp: sapphire 1 weighing 2.61 carats (SSEF: Ceylon/AGL: Not determinable); sapphire 2 weighing 2.83 carats (Kashmir); sapphire 3 weighing 2.70 carats (Kashmir); sapphire 4 weighing 4.35 carats (Ceylon/Kashmir); sapphire 5 weighing 5.70 carats (Ceylon); sapphire 6 weighing 3.72 carats (Ceylon); sapphire 7 weighing 11.07 carats (Ceylon); sapphire 8 weighing 5.41 carats (Ceylon/Not determinable); sapphire 9 weighing 4.05 carats (Ceylon); sapphire 10 weighing 4.17 carats (Kashmir); sapphire 11 weighing 2.56 carats (Kashmir); sapphire 12 weighing 2.51 carats (Kashmir); sapphire 13 weighing 2.46 carats (Kashmir); sapphire 14 weighing 1.90 carats (Kashmir). The diamonds weighing a total of approximately 4.45 carats are approximately F-G color, VVS-VS clarity. Fitted with a safety clasp. Gross weight approximately 32 dwts. Accompanied by two SSEF reports: No. 108892 dated August 26, 2019 stating that two sapphires are of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating and five sapphires are of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating. No. 108893 dated August 26, 2019 stating that five sapphires are of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating and two sapphires are of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating. Accompanied by AGL report no. CS 51795 dated November 12, 2012 stating that eight sapphires are of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating, four sapphires are of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating and two sapphires are not currently determinable, with no indications of heating.


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

Harriette Williams “Happy” Downey (1924-2004) resided in Cincinnati and had homes on Indian Creek Island, Bal Harbour, Florida and in Linville Ridge, North Carolina. Her life was defined by her joyful nature and appreciation for art and design, both of which informed her famously elegant and elaborate parties. Mrs. Downey was a founding board member of the Ohio Arts Council and was on the board of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Her first husband, James R. Williams, was an executive at The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, which had been established by his father. James was also the former owner of North American Properties, a real estate development company, as well as the Cincinnati Reds baseball team in the 1980s. 

SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET | 藍寶石配鑽石手鏈
Property From a Prominent Midwestern Family
SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET | 藍寶石配鑽石手鏈
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