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AN EXCEPTIONAL PADPARADSCHA AND DIAMOND RING Estimate: $1,035,223 – $1,552,835 :-
Set with an oval-shaped padparadscha weighing approximately 73.98 carats, within a brilliant-cut diamond surround, floral motif gallery and trifurcated shoulders, mounted in 18k rose gold, ring size 6¼ Accompanied by report no. 65177 dated 3 October 2012 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the approximately 74.00 carat padparadscha is of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) origin, with no indications of heating; also accompanied by an appendix stating that the natural padparadscha possesses extraordinary characteristics and merits special mention and appreciation. The padparadscha exhibits an impressive size and weight, combined with an outstanding purity. Its subtle and attractive colour is highly characteristic for this rare variety of corundum. The few inclusions found by microscopic examination represent the hallmarks padparadschas from classical gem deposits in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The stone has been spared exposure to any treatment and its clarity and colour are thus all natural.
A natural padparadscha from Ceylon of this size and quality is rare Also accompanied by report no. 12030002 and 12126021 dated 1 March 2012 and 18 December 2012 from the Gübelin Gemmological Laboratory stating that the 73.98 carat padparadscha is of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) origin, with no indications of heating; also accompanied by an appendix stating that the 73.98 carat padparadscha described displays a homogenous delicate orange-pink colour. The stone has a finely proportioned cut causing many internal colour reflections. Padparadscha sapphires from Sri Lanka of this size, endowed with such a combination of attributes are considered rare.
Pre-Lot Text
The name padparadscha is derived from Sanskrit: ‘padma’ meaning lotus, and ‘raga’ meaning colour. The colour of the gemstone resembles the famed and beautiful lotus flower of Sri Lanka, an island off the southern most coast of India in the Indian Ocean, where the source of these remarkable gems was first discovered. Belonging to the corundum family, which also includes other famed members such as rubies and sapphires, the slight presence of different trace elements determines the nature of this gemstone. While sapphires are naturally coloured with iron and rubies with chromium, padparadschas are coloured by the presence of both. The delicate interplay of pink and orange hues make this gem one of nature’s rarest.
Wolfie says, Oh how I would Love that Sapphire  …..Sighs

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Accessory Set Date: ca. 1940 Culture: American

Miyata Nobukiyo - Dragon Teapot, circa 1876, Walters Art Museum
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