Lot 328. An elegant Art deco Ceylon sapphire, diamond and seed pearl bracelet, by Cartier. Estimate USD 600,000 - USD 800,000. Price realised USD 727,500 © Christie’s Images Limited 2017.
Centering upon a square-cut sapphire, weighing approximately 35.53 carats, flanked on either side by twin baguette-cut diamonds, circular-cut diamond rectangular links and calibré-cut sapphire spacers, joined to the six-strand seed pearl bracelet, enhanced by a clasp of similar design, circa 1925, 6 1/4 ins., mounted in platinum. Signed Cartier, no. 24121
Accompanied by report no. CS 1082277 dated 16 March 2017 from the AGL American Gemological Laboratories stating that it is the opinion of the Laboratory that the origin of this sapphire would be classified as Ceylon (Sri Lanka), with no gemological evidence of heat or clarity enhancement.
Provenance: Formerly from the Collection of Doris Duke
Previously sold at Christie's New York, The Doris Duke Collection of Important Jewelry, 2 June 2004, Lot 10.
Christie's. Magnificent Jewels, 26 April 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center