An exceptional sapphire and diamond ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1969
The cut-cornered rectangular-cut sapphire, weighing 43.16 carats, between pear-shaped diamond shoulders, weighing 1.60 carats total, mounted in platinum, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered 112235 SA, French maker's marks, French assay mark ring size P
Accompanied by an AGL report stating that the sapphire is of Ceylon (Sri Lankan) origin with no evidence of heat treatment or clarity enhancement. Certificate number CS36522, dated 2 October 2003.
LITERATURE Raulet, Sylvie, 'Van Cleef & Arpels', Rizzoli New York, 1986, page 80: "In 1969, in Colombo, Jacques Arpels acquired an emerald-cut Ceylon sapphire of 43.16 carats, a quite remarkable, perfectly crystalline, flawless stone. It was mounted as a ring, flanked by two pear-shaped diamonds, a marvel in the House's collection".
Exhibition catalogue, 'Legends of Van Cleef & Arpels, The Galliera Exhibition', Paris, 1992, no 89.
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