Description

    Ceylon Yellow Sapphire, Gold Ring, Cartier, London
    The ring features a cushion-shaped yellow sapphire measuring 13.64 x 11.77 x 6.39 mm and weighing 11.26 carats, set in 18k gold, marked Cartier, London. An AGL report # CS 1078585, dated September 28, 2016, stating Natural Corundum, Origin Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Heat Enhancement None, Clarity Enhancement None, accompanies the sapphire. Gross weight 13.60 grams.
    Size: 5 (sizeable)

    Property from the Personal Collection of Shirley Temple Black


    Condition Report*:

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Yellow Sapphire
    Shape(s): Cushion-shaped
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Certified Gems:
    Gem: 1
    Lab: AGL
    Certification #: CS 1078585
    Carat: 11.26
    Shape: Cushion
    Origin: Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
    Treatment: None
    Type: Corundum

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: A fantastic bold design! Gold tests as 18k. Handmade by Cartier, purchased in 1976 for £1,350. Exact stone weight is known. Scratches on the shank commensurate with wear, can be buffed.

    Cartier: In 1847 Louis-Francois Cartier founded his business, creating jewelry made of gold, awash with colorful enamels and set with glittering gemstones. This appealed to the French aristocracy. His son, Alfred joined him, and later grandsons Louis, Pierre, and Jacques, who took over during the Art Deco era. Parlaying the company's distinctive Oriental-influenced style, he established a fabulous jewelry empire. The grandsons were responsible for operating salons in Paris, London and New York, respectively. Joined by designer Jeanne Toussaint in 1933, Cartier created a range of vanity cases, desk sets and accessories. The firm continues to produce exquisite jewelry, watches, and objects d'art for a prestigious clientele. Savvy business move in the 1970s developing a boutique product line named "Les Must" appealing to the public at large.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    5th Monday
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