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    Burma Sapphire, Gold Ring, Van Cleef & Arpels, French
    The ring features an oval-shaped sapphire measuring 12.04 x 10.01 x 4.91 mm and weighing 5.40 carats, set in 18k gold, marked Van Cleef & Arpels, Made in France, 5V124, with French hallmarks. A Gübelin report # 11080152 dated September 8, 2011 stating Natural Sapphire, Burma (Myanmar) Origin, No Indications of Heating, accompanies the sapphire. Gross weight 11.23 grams.
    Size: 5 (not easily sized)

    Condition Report*: Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels
    Gem Type: Sapphire
    Gem Certification No: 11080152
    Gem Lab: Gübelin
    Gem Average Clarity: Good
    Gem Shape: Oval-shaped
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: The classic, simple mounting allows the sapphire be the star. Sizing could affect the pattern around the shank as well as the hallmarks.
    Van Cleef & Arpels: Parisian jeweler Alfred Van Cleef opened his salon in partnership with his brothers-in-law, Julien and Charles Arpels, in 1906. The company quickly earned a reputation for using only the highest quality colored gemstones. Their timeless designs employed elegant curves and clean fluid lines; capturing the essence of beauty in motion. In 1930, the firm patented the first minaudiere, a purse-like compartmentalized vanity case. In 1933, Van Cleef and Arpels introduced "invisible setting", or “mystery setting”. This innovative technique took the market by storm. The firm continues under the umbrella of the Richmont Group.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2014
    29th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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