Lot 54. A pair of 21.17 and 20.57 carats Burma sapphire and Colombian emerald earrings, by Meister. Estimate CHF330,000 – CHF500,000 ($339,375 - $514,205). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016
Each detachable pear-shaped cabochon sapphire drop, weighing approximately 21.17 and 20.57 carats, to the octagonal step-cut emerald surmount, weighing approximately 1.96 and 1.92 carats, 3.0 cm, mounted in gold, in grey Meister case. With maker's mark EM for Meister
Accompanied by report no. 74930 dated 11 June 2014 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the origin of both sapphires is Burma (Myanmar), with no indications of heating.
Report no. 54835 dated 5 November 2009 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the origin of both emeralds is Colombia, with minor amount of oil.
Report no. 009100/1 and 2 dated 18 September 2000 from the Gübelin GemLab stating that the origin of both sapphires is Burma (Myanmar), with no indications of thermal enhancement.
Please note that reports nos. 54835 and 009100/1 and 2 are more than 5 years old and might require an update.
Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 18 May 2016, Geneva