Lot 552. Very important pair of 12.29 carats and 13.09 carats Kashmir sapphire and diamond ear clips, Cusi. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 CHF. Lot sold 1,482,500 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's 2012

Each centring on a cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 12.29 carats and 13.09 carats respectively, framed by marquise-shaped diamonds, suspending three pear-shaped stones, Italian assay marks.

Accompanied by SSEF report no. 64245 and Gübelin report no. 12080094 / 1 and 2, stating that the sapphires are of Kashmir origin, with no indications of heating.

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels, Geneva, 14 Nov 2012