Property of a Lady
SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND NECKLACE
Designed as an articulated line of brilliant-cut diamonds, the front supporting a fringe of graduated pear-shaped diamond pendants, centring on an oval sapphire weighing 35.89 carats, the clasp set with marquise-shaped diamonds, length approximately 390mm, sapphire element detaching to form a brooch.
Accompanied by SSEF report no. 112103, stating that the sapphire is of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating.
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Accompanied by SSEF report no. 112103, stating that the sapphire measuring 20.22 x 16.93 x 10.68mm and weighing 35.864 carats is of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heat treatment.
Stamped MV, 750 for 18 carat gold and SC. Sapphire with surface-reaching fissure, and minor wear to areas of facet edges. Estimated total diamond weight approximately 34.00 - 38.00 carats, estimated to be approximately H-J colour, VS-SI clarity on average, including largest pear-shaped diamond, calculated to weigh approximately 1.57 carats, estimated to be J colour, SI2 clarity. Necklace detaching from brooch by pushing and twisting, in good working order. Clasps in good working order. Overall in good condition, gross weight approximately 57 grams.
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