A 19th century sapphire and diamond brooch
Lot 39*
A 19th century sapphire and diamond brooch
Sold for £116,500 (US$ 190,193) inc. premium

Lot Details
A 19th century sapphire and diamond brooch A 19th century sapphire and diamond brooch
A 19th century sapphire and diamond brooch
The cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing 44.41 carats, within a tiered surround of cushion-shaped diamonds, mounted in silver and gold, diamonds approximately 15.70 carats total, later pin with partial French assay mark, width 4.5cm, fitted case by S.J. Phillips

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by a report from Gübelin stating that the sapphire is of Sri Lankan origin, with no indications of heating. Report number 13080105, dated 14 August 2013.

    "Sapphires are my favorite stone, and when Bob saw a magnificent sapphire and diamond brooch on display in a jeweller's shop in London he bought it. The moment I saw it I was impressed. I realised it was probably Victorian. I then wondered who it had belonged to before. The central large sapphire is an extraordinary blue and is surrounded by a diamond line border and a border of larger diamonds. It matched my sapphire ring perfectly, as Bob had known it would. The brooch actually gave me an idea for a novel, which I plan to write soon."

    Gift from Robert Bradford to celebrate the Bradford's 33rd wedding anniversary in December 1996. Purchased from S.J. Phillips, London.
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