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Colour change sapphire, natural pearl and diamond brooch, circa 1900

Property of a Gentleman

Colour change sapphire, natural pearl and diamond brooch, circa 1900

Colour change sapphire, natural pearl and diamond brooch, circa 1900

Property of a Gentleman

Colour change sapphire, natural pearl and diamond brooch

circa 1900


The rectangular panel set to the centre with an oval colour-change sapphire weighing approximately 6.0 carats, the corners highlighted with rose-cut diamonds, the outer frame set with cushion-shaped diamonds, the corners set with natural pearls, suspending a detachable natural pearl drop.


Accompanied by two gemmological reports.

Accompanied by GCS report no. 78145-71, dated 1st March 2018, stating that the pearls measuring approximately 6.5 - 8.5mm are natural, saltwater; and report no. 78145-68, stating that the colour change sapphire measuring approximately 12.2 x 8.3 x 6.0mm and weighing approximately 6.0 carats is Ceylon, no heat, blue in daylight, purple in incandescent light.


Unsigned. Estimated total diamond weight approximately 2.50-3.00 carats. Outer frame measures approximately 27 x 23mm. Pearls of cream body colour, pink overtones, medium to high lustre, pearl shaped drop slightly irregularly shaped, corner pearls all fully drilled. Gross weight approximately 11.5 grams. Overall condition good.


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