From an Important Private Collection
IMPORTANT SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING
Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 16.11 carats, between baguette diamond shoulders, size 511/2.
Accompanied by SSEF report no. 110231 and Gübelin report no. 8609047, each stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating; the SSEF report with an appendix letter.
'The described sapphire exhibits a remarkable size and weight of 16.111 ct, combined with an attractive blue colour and a fine purity'.
Excerpt from the SSEF appendix letter.
Accompanied by SSEF report no. 110231, dated 17 October 2019, and Gübelin report no. 8609047, dated 15 September 1986, each stating that the sapphire measuring approximately 15.34 x 13.70 x 8.50mm and weighing 16.11 carats is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating; the SSEF report with an appendix letter.
Stamped 750 for 18 carat gold, indistinct maker's mark. Estimated total diamond weight approximately 0.70 - 0.90 carats. Overall in very good condition, gross weight approximately 9 grams.
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