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Lot 27 (Jewellery Including a collection of Victorian & Edwardian, 14th January 2018)

Sold for £3,200

Condition report
To the naked eye
General wear all over, setting edges softened with wear, claws to main stone a misaligned
No damage to stones, sapphire very good colour, clarity
Sapphire- dirt can be seen showing through from the back, colour very even throughout stone
Diamonds- some mismatched, some with light yellow tint, very dirty
Ring very dirty overall
Shank wearing thin to lower section

With a loupe
Sapphire very good, colour dense and even throughout.
Dirt more obvious
Light abrasion to all facet edges, very small nicks, no chips
Diamonds very dirty, some with very slight yellow tone, one larger and white than others and different cut- likely a later replacement


IMPRESSIVE MID TWENTIETH CENTURY SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING set with a central oval sapphire 9mm long flanked by two pairs of old round brilliant cut diamonds, on diamond shoulders, the diamonds overall totalling approximately 0.30 carats, unmarked, with personalised inscription to the interior of the shank dated 1948, size O, 3.5g

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