Lot 99. Platinum, 12.94 carats Ceylon Padparadscha Sapphire and Diamond Ring. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's.
The heart-shaped padparadscha sapphire weighing 12.94 carats, framed and accented by round diamonds weighing .65 carat, size 6.
Accompanied by AGL report no. CS 1072574 stating that the padparadscha sapphire is of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating. Together with a letter from the AGL on the rarity of the stone stating '...the stones' visual appeal is further complemented by the fine cutting of its heart-shape form, resulting in numerous bright, internal color reflections and brilliance.'
Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels: Starring the Shirley Temple Blue Diamond, New York, 19 Apr 2016, 02:00 PM