Star sapphire shines in constellation of jewels at Gray’s, Nov. 25
The star sapphire can be found at lot 49. It is a large natural stone with a dark, strong, violet-blue color, and the cut is a beautiful cabochon cut. This stone has an intense six-ray star with a twinkling movement.
Lot 54 is arguably the highlight of the rare watches on offer. It is an early 19th century, handmade Pierre-Frédéric Ingold gold repeater pocket watch, together with a gold chain and key. Pierre Frédéric Ingold was born in 1787 in Switzerland. He trained with Abram-Louis Breguét, the founder of Breguét, the luxury watchmaker and went on to collaborate with most of the great names in 18th and 19th century watchmaking.
The auction also includes lot 52, a rare 18K gold vintage L.U.C. Chopard, four-time-zone man’s watch with a gorgeous leather strap. It is in working order, numbered 68236-2034 and stamped with the 750 gold Hallmark.
A wonderful selection of estate jewelry is featured in the auction and includes lot 9, an antique 2.9-carat ruby ring, set with 2.5 carats worth of old European cut diamonds. The ruby is a medium to light red, off-round cut, genuine natural ruby. Lot 134 is a magnificent 16-carat blood-red ruby set in a 14K yellow gold and diamond necklace. The oval faceted ruby measures approximately 15 x 12 x 9mm and weighs 16.59 carats.
An exquisite selection of loose cut stones including several loose 1-carat diamonds are also to be found in the auction.
With over 250 lots up for auction this veritable treasure trove also includes lot 283 a boxed lot of a miscellaneous collection of coins and currency featuring a Theodore II/John III Early Byzantine coin, an assortment of coins from ancient civilizations, Chinese coins, paper money from various countries, and American, Canadian and Continental European 19th/20th century coins.
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