Set with a sugarloaf sapphire weighing 11.87 carats, signed Cartier.
In good condition. Metal tests as 18 karat (white) gold. The sapphire measuring approximately 11.85 x 11.25 x 8.85 mm is deep blue, strongly saturated, slightly included with fingerprints to the edge of the cabochon, a surface-reaching fracture at one corner, and minute scratching and nicking to the crown, visible upon close inspection. Length approximately 2½ inches. Stickpin element a later replacement and does not pierce through clothing. Though most likely originally a Cartier stickpin, Sotheby's cannot confirm that it is in its original state by Cartier. Accompanied by AGL report no. 1114064 dated April 6, 2021 stating that the sapphire is of Classic Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating. Accompanied by GIA report no. 2215498900 dated March 9, 2021 stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating.
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Accompanied by AGL report no. 1114064 dated April 6, 2021 stating that the sapphire is of Classic Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating.
Accompanied by GIA report no. 2215498900 dated March 9, 2021 stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating.