Lot 68Antique Gold, Sapphire and Diamond Horseshoe Brooch
Centering one old European-cut diamond ap. 1.40 cts., set with 8 old European and old-mine cut diamonds ap. 2.95 cts., alternating with 8 cushion-shaped sapphires weighing 7.42 cts., circa 1900, approximately 7 dwts.
With Gubelin report no. 21112010 and Information Sheets stating center four sapphires are Kashmir origin, and the remaining smaller four sapphires are not determinable origin, all with no indications of heating.
With AGL report nos. 1121340 and 1121339 stating the two center sapphires have been tested, Kashmir origin, with no gemological evidence of heat enhancement.
Sold for $138,600
Tests for 14 kt.
Sapphires: vivid medium dark to medium royal blue, most with velvety luster, cleanish to slightly included, not visible to eye, few light abrasions to surfaces, luster.
1, 2, 7, 8: origin not determinable
3, 4, 5, 6: Kashmir origin
1 - .13 ct.
2 - .71 ct.
3 - 1.18 cts.
4 - 1.56 cts.
5 - 1.85 cts.
6 - 1.17 cts.
7 - .71 ct.
8 - .11 ct.
Center diamond: K-L-VS.
1 3/8 x 1 1/4 inches.
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