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Harry Winston | Exceptional and important sapphire and diamond necklace | 海瑞溫斯頓 | 藍寶石配鑽石項鏈

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

1,410,000

to
- 2,350,000 CHF

Property of an Important Noble Collection

Harry Winston | Exceptional and important sapphire and diamond necklace | 海瑞溫斯頓 | 藍寶石配鑽石項鏈

Harry Winston | Exceptional and important sapphire and diamond necklace | 海瑞溫斯頓 | 藍寶石配鑽石項鏈

Estimate:

1,410,000

to
- 2,350,000 CHF

Lot sold:

4,255,000

CHF

Property of an Important Noble Collection

Exceptional and important sapphire and diamond necklace

Harry Winston

海瑞溫斯頓 | 藍寶石配鑽石項鏈


The necklace decorated with marquise-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds, supporting a detachable pendant set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 111.73 carats within a brilliant-cut diamond frame, length approximately 470mm, pendant may also be worn as a brooch, necklace with maker's mark for Jacques Timey.


Accompanied by SSEF report no. 116035 and Gübelin report no. 21030025, each stating that the sapphire is of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating, the SSEF report stating 'royal blue' colour, together with two appendix letters.

Accompanied by SSEF report no. 116035 and Gübelin report no. 21030025, each stating that the cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 111.73 carats, measuring 27.61 x 25.76 x 16.99mm, is of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating, SSEF stating 'royal blue' colour, together with two appendix letters. Clasp stamped with maker's mark for Jacques Timey. Stamped PT950 for platinum. Sapphire blue of strong saturation, with good transparency and small typical inclusions visible under 10x magnification, abrasions and scratches principally on pavilion; for more information on the sapphire, please refer to the gemmological reports. Diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 38.00 - 42.00 carats, on average G-H colour, VS-SI clarity, a few I clarity (included), as gauged and graded in the mount. Scratches consistent with age and wear. Overall, in good condition. Total gross weight approximately 163 grams.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Cf.: Laurence S. Krashes, Harry Winston. The Ultimate Jeweler, New York, 1993, pg. 67 for a drawing of the diamond necklace.
'The described sapphire exhibits an impressive size and weight of 111.739 ct, combined with an attractive saturated blue colour and an excellent purity. Its colour is further pronounced by its well-proportioned cutting style, resulting in vivid blue hues due to multiple internal reflections.'

Excerpt from the SSEF appendix letter.