SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BROOCH, CARTIER
Designed as a snowflake, centering an old European-cut diamond, surrounded by five step-cut sapphires, further accented with old European-cut, round and baguette diamonds, signed Cartier, numbered 49-83695; circa 1950s.
In good condition, with minor surface scratches to the mounting commensurate with age. Mounting tests as platinum. The sapphires weighing a total of approximately 9.00 carats are of blue hue, medium tone, strong saturation, eye clean, one with some small chips below the girdle visible under magnification. The center diamond estimated to weigh approximately 1.25 carats; the remaining diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 3.70 carats; the diamonds are approximately G-H color, predominantly VS clarity, with abrasions and chips to facet edges visible under magnification, commensurate with age. Dimensions approximately 1½ x 1½ inches.
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