Important Jewels: Part II

Important Jewels: Part II

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Property from the Estate of Emily de Forest White

Tiffany & Co.

Sapphire and Diamond Ring

Auction Closed

October 20, 04:07 PM GMT


175,000 - 225,000 USD

Lot Details


Centering a cushion-cut sapphire, flanked by two bullet-shaped baguette diamonds.

  • Sapphire weighing 5.37 carats
  • Signed Tiffany & Co.
  • Size 5¼
  • Platinum
  • Accompanied by AGL report no. 1117283 stating that the sapphire is of Classic Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating
  • Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 21092085 stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating, and may be classified in the trade as Royal Blue
  • Circa 1940
Please note that the sapphire is currently unmounted, and will be mounted for the purchaser by Sotheby's.

Mrs. Emily de Forest Webster received this elegant Kashmir sapphire ring from her husband, Harold T. White, shortly before their marriage in 1947. Family lore states that sapphires were Emily’s favorite gem, and this stone was evocative of the color of her eyes. Tiffany & Co. was chosen by the Whites due to a close family connection between the de Forests and Louis Comfort Tiffany. This ring is symbolic of the couple it joined: elegant, precious and refined, and is being offered for the first time in its 75 year history.