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    Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum Ring, Bailey, Banks, and Biddle

    The ring features an emerald-cut sapphire measuring 10.62 x 7.99 x 6.50 mm and weighing 5.07 carats, enhanced by rectangle-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.70 carat, set in platinum, marked BB&B for Bailey, Banks, and Biddle. An AGL report # CS 1078604, dated October 3, 2016, stating Natural Corundum, Origin Burma (Myanmar), No gemological evidence of heat, Clarity enhancement: none, accompanies the sapphire. Gross weight 5.70 grams.
    Size: 8 (sizeable)


    Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000.

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Rectangle-cut
    Count: 1 - 25

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Sapphire
    Shape(s): Emerald-cut
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Fine

    Certified Gems:
    Gem: 1
    Lab: AGL
    Certification #: CS 1078604
    Carat: 5.07
    Shape: Emerald-cut
    Origin: Burma (Myanmar)
    Type: Corundum

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A gorgeous unheated sapphire. Marked IRID PLAT.
    Bailey, Banks, and Biddle: Originating in Philadelphia, the firm was known as Bailey & Kitchen, after the founders Joseph Trowbridge Bailey and Andrew B. Kitchen. When they opened their doors in 1832, the firm specialized in silverware production. Over the years, the firm expanded, developing interests in jewelry and collectibles. In 1878 Joseph T. Bailey II, George Banks, and Samuel Biddle entered into a partnership, renaming the business Bailey, Banks and Biddle. In 1962, the firm became an important component of the Zales group.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    5th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
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