A magnificent, superbly-made, Edwardian bar pin, featuring an untreated, medium dark blue, natural sapphire cabochon of approximately 1.23ct, accented by 36 full cut, bright and sparkling diamonds, totally approximately 1.06ct. These dazzling gems are mounted in a hand-crafted, open work platinum setting, both bead-set and bezel-set, with millegrain edging, atop an 18kt yellow gold mounting. The workmanship is superlative. An undisputed example of the finest in collectible Edwardian jewelry.
The icing on the cake is rarity of the sapphire. It is certified as untreated sapphire by American Gemological Laboratories of New York -- one of the most respected gem labs in the world, and frequently utilized by the likes of Sothebys and Christies. The certification from AGL indicates natural, untreated sapphire of Cambodian origin. Almost all sapphire sold today is heat-treated to some degree. Untreated sapphire is extremely rare and sought-after. The AGL report will be provided to the buyer.
Total weight of this superb jewel is 5.7 grams. It features a medium dark blue, oval sapphire cabochon of approximately 1.23 ct (weights and measurements estimated, as permitted by mounting). 36 full cut diamonds, with G-H color and VS2-SI2 clarity, totaling 1.06ct, embellish the platinum mounting. The two largest diamonds, of about 0.16ct each, are Old European cut, and bezel-set. The remaining full cut diamonds are bead-set. The underside of the pin is 18kt yellow gold, acid-tested. The top side, and setting, is acid-tested platinum. The pin is 2-3/8" long, and just over 1/2" at the widest part of the setting. The pin closes with a safety catch, and is in excellent working order. Overall, it is in excellent vintage condition.
This unique Edwardian pin will arrive in a fine quality presentation box.
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