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French Edwardian Cabochon Sapphire and Diamond Necklace
ABOUT THIS NECKLACE
A high-domed (a.k.a. sugarloaf) 4.60 carat cabochon sapphire casts a gorgeous royal cobalt blue glow as it suspends from a stylized heart-shaped centerpiece surmounted by a bright-white and sparkling bezel-set old mine-cut diamond, all of which are supported on each side by diamond-set tulips and leaves. Formerly a brooch, this enchanting Belle Époque jewel dates back to the first or second decade of twentieth-century France. Total diamond weight, .90 carat. Hand fabricated in platinum, the centerpiece measures 2 inches wide, the new chain measures 16 inches. Accompanied by a gemological report from Stone Group Laboratories stating: Natural, No Indications of Thermal Enhancement, *Pailin, Cambodia origin. *In the world of sapphires, those closest in color to Kashmir (the rarest and most coveted) and Burmese (close runner-up) originate from Pailin, Cambodia.