An Edwardian colour-change Sri Lankan sapphire and diamond '...





An Edwardian colour-change Sri Lankan sapphire and diamond 'Witch's Heart' brooch, circa 1905, the openwork frame set with a central oval cushion-cut sapphire drop suspended from a border of collet set old-cut diamonds, apparently unmarked in gold and silver, 24.4mm, 4.7g, in fitted Collingwood Jewellers Ltd case

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No damage or repair, all stones present, sapphire is a light purplish cornflower blue and changes slightly under different light sources, facet edges are lightly abraded, diamonds are bright and fiery some having a slight yellow tint, brooch fitting working, unmarked. Verbal report from GCS stating sapphire is colour-change variety with an origin of Sri Lanka and having no indications of heating.

Auction Date: 27th Oct 2023 at 10am

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27th Oct 2023 10am (Lots 1000 to 1757)

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