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Auction: Geneva Magnificent Jewels
was auctioned on: 10 November 2015
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AN IMPRESSIVE UNMOUNTED SAPPHIRE

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Estimate: CHF3,100,000 - CHF3,600,000
ca. US$3,072,320 - US$3,567,855
Price realised:  CHF4,197,000
ca. US$4,159,524
Lot number 408, Views: 41

AN IMPRESSIVE UNMOUNTED SAPPHIRE
AN IMPRESSIVE UNMOUNTED SAPPHIRE The cushion-shaped sapphire weighing approximately 118.88 carats, in blue leather fitted case Accompanied by report no. 14038086 dated 29 March 2014 from the Gübelin GemLab stating that the origin of the sapphire is Burma (Myanmar), with no indications of heating, and a colour variety that may be also called 'Royal Blue' in the trade, also with an Information Sheet on 'Unheated sapphires' and an Appendix indicating that 'The 118.88 ct natural sapphire (...) possesses a combination of outstanding characteristics. It displays a homogeneous and richly saturated royal blue colour, which typifies the finest of these gems. The depth of colour, combined with a high clarity and brilliance, all contribute to the beauty of the gem.' Premium Appendix no. 73209 dated 11 March 2014 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the origin of the sapphire is Burma (Myanmar), with no indications of heating, and a colour that may also be called 'Royal Blue' in the trade, and an Appendix letter on this exceptional sapphire

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Geneva Magnificent Jewels
Date of the auction: 10 Nov 2015
Address: Christie's
10 November 2015, Geneva