Accompanied by SSEF report no.121401, stating that the 30 rubies, measuring approximately from 7.30 x 5.90 x 2.80mm to 5.60 x 5.65 x 3.70mm, are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating, with none to minor oil in fissures.
Signed M GERARD, numbered 309, maker's mark for André Vassort, located 34 rue Saint Anne, Paris, France. French assay mark for gold and platinum, stamped or 750 for 18 carat gold and pt950 for platinum. The 5 central rubies weigh 5.71, 5.52, 5.25, 4.92 and 3.56 carats, red of medium strong saturation, with typical inclusions, some surface reaching, chips, nicks and cavities. Remaining rubies stated to weigh approximately 27.33 carats. For further details about the rubies, please refer to the gemmological report . Diamonds stated to weigh approximately 24.79 carats, on average G-I colour, VS clarity, as gauged and graded in the mount. Scratches to the metal consistent with age and use. In good condition. Gross weight approximately 81 grams.
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