Accompanied by SSEF report no. 97561, stating that the oval and cushion-shaped rubies measuring from approximately 9.60 x 7.60 x 3.05mm to 4.20 x 3.90 x 2.00mm, are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating, two with a minor amount of oil in fissures.
Unsigned, French maker's mark JC for Joseph Chaumet, French assay marks for platinum and 18 carat gold. Circular-cut and rose diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 7.30 - 7.60 carats, on average I-L colour, VS2-SI2 clarity, as gauged and graded in the mount. Briolette diamonds on average I-J colour, SI2-3 clarity, some light abrasions to facets. One rose diamond defcieint to cap of one briolette. Some small chips and abrasions to one ruby visible upon close inspection. Small repair to one cap and one place to reverse with gold solder. In good condition. Gross weight approximately 44.2 grams.
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