Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu (4 September 2018)

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Date of Auction: 4th September 2018

Sold for £4,000

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

An early 20th century alexandrite and diamond cluster ring, the cushion-shaped mixed-cut alexandrite claw set within a cluster surround of old brilliant-cut diamonds, between trifurcated shoulders, to reeded shank, stamped ‘18ct’, accompanied by a GCS gemmological report, alexandrite approximately 1.3 carats, ring size O. £4000-6000

Condition Report

The alexandrite is quite clean, with a bright olivey green in day light and ????; it shows some wear and nibbling to facet edges. The diamonds are very bright and lively, approximately 0.12 carats each. The mount shows light surface wear only. Cluster diameter 13mm.

Footnote

The GCS gemmological report dated 3rd August 2018, number 78171-96 confirms that the chrysoberyl, variety alexandrite is of natural origin with no indications of heat treatment.