Gem set bracelet, circa 1945
Gem set bracelet
Set with a cabochon ruby, a briolette sapphire and a drop-shaped pearl, length approximately 185mm.Please note that the pearl has not been tested.
Accompanied by a copy of a certificate from Françoise Cailles, SSEF report no. 71533, stating that the sapphire is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating and a second gemmological report.
Please note that the pearl has not been tested.
Accompanied by copy of certificate from Françoise Cailles, dated July 2013, stating that René Boivin created this bracelet to celebrate the victory of the Second World War in 1945; SSEF report no. 71533, dated November 2013, stating that the pear-shaped briolette sapphire measuring 10.92 x 8.29 x 6.55mm, is of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating; and Gem & Pearl Laboratory report no. 8758, stating that the cabochon ruby measuring 10.9 x 8.4 x 4.8mm, is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating. Sapphire and ruby with typical inclusions, some surface reaching, signs of abrasions, chips and nicks. For further details about the sapphire and the ruby, please refer to the gemmological reports. Pearl white bodycolour, with rosé to green overtones, few cracks. Scratches to the metal consistent with age and use. In good condition for its age. Gross weight approximately 14 grams.
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