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

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Estimate:

1,130,000

to
- 1,700,000 CHF

Property of an Important Noble Collection

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

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

Estimate:

1,130,000

to
- 1,700,000 CHF

Bid:

800,000

CHF

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5 days, 12 hours

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Property of an Important Noble Collection

Impressive sapphire and diamond necklace

Harry Winston

海瑞溫斯頓 | 藍寶石配鑽石項鏈


Composed of a line of brilliant-cut and marquise-shaped diamonds, the centre set with a pear-shaped diamond supporting a detachable pendant set with a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 126.43 carats, framed with brilliant-cut and pear-shaped diamonds, length approximately 680mm, pendant may also be worn as a brooch, unsigned, necklace numbered, pendant with maker's marks for Jacques Timey.


Accompanied by SSEF report no. 116036, stating that the sapphire is of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating, and Gübelin report no. 21030024, stating that the sapphire does not show indications of heating, both reports with appendix letters.

Accompanied by SSEF report no. 116036, stating that the antique cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 126.43 carats, measuring 29.67 x 27.30 x 15.56mm, is of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating, and Gübelin report no. 21030024, stating that the sapphire does not show indications of heating, both reports with appendix letters. Unsigned, necklace numbered 7219, pendant with maker's mark for Jacques Timey. Stamped PT950 for platinum. Sapphire blue of medium strong saturation, with typical inclusions, scratches and abrasions mainly on pavilion and few nicks around the girdle. For further details about the sapphire, please refer to the gemmological reports. Diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 110.00 - 120.00 carats, on average F-G colour, VVS-VS clarity, as gauged and graded in the mount. Scratches consistent with age and wear. In good condition. Gross weight approximately 162 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. 187 for a drawing of the diamond necklace.
'The described sapphire exhibits an impressive size and weight of 126.434ct, combined with an attractive 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.