Description & Technical information

Centred by a principal oblong cushion cut Ceylon sapphire of 9.18ct, in a two row diamond border, set landscape to an openwork diamond garland wreath of graduating single stone diamond collets alternating diamond laurel leaves, outer diamond line swag style frame, suspending a drop shaped natural white pearl of silvery lustre, 7.62ct, the diamonds and sapphires collet and cut-down collet set in silver and 14ct gold, Vienna marks, total diamond weight approximately 5.80cts, together with two SSEF reports: no. 127074 for the 9.182ct sapphire, giving a Ceylon origin opinion and that the sapphire shows no indication of heat treatment, and no. 127075 for the 7.625ct slightly baroque drop shaped pearl giving a natural saltwater origin opinion
Height 5cm / 2''

Width 4cm / 1½''

Pearl approximately 11.7 x 10.4 x 9.1mm

Sapphire approximately 11.9 x 9.9 x 9.0mm
Weight: 19g

Date:  c.1890
Period:  late 19th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: Austrian sapphire, diamond and natural drop pearl
Categories: Jewellery