The Setting: Solid Round Georgian Pyramid With Sapphire in High-Prong-Throne
- 18K White Gold with UK Hallmark
- 30mmx20mm Visual Top Dimension
- Wide solid double split-shank
- Three level pyramid with a 'sapphire-throne'
- Total 0.88 carats of conflict-free diamonds in VS (or better) and color G (or better)
- 8.17 gram (incl. gems)
- 'Rugged' Georgian Style
- Size USA 6.5 (re-sizing free of charge)
Comment: A massive solid piece of jewelry in pyramid design, crowned with a round centre stone held by four full-hight double-prongs. The side-view shows three levels: First and lowest a 30mm wide, round plateau with 32 diamonds, then on a second level, a disc of 15mm set with 16 diamonds, and finally on a third level, like a king in his throne held high-up by four double prongs, sits the star of the show: a 6mm round royal blue unheated Burma sapphire. I selected this piece for our introduction-set to show the diversity of David's designs. This unique style, at first sight almost rugged though perfectly precise and sophisticated in the detail, focuses on the center stone (as we often want in high-end gems) but does not shy away from a flashy surrounding. It thus brings together the best of two worlds: the eye-boggling glitter of 'show-time' and the concentrated appreciation of the gem connoisseur. See my, unfortunately slightly shaky, close-up of the pyramid top with the sapphire's throne open on all four sides under 'more images'. The pic didn't catch much side-color but it shows you the bold design with the ultra-precious sapphire at the very centre and high up, just where it belongs.
- Unheated & Untreated Burmese Sapphire 2.16 carat
- Shape Round: 5.96-6.02x3.95 mm
- Cut: Mixed/Step
- Color Grade: Excellent
- Tone: Medium Dark 75
- Color Zoning: None
- Clarity: Lightly Included
- Cutting Grade: Excellent (precision cut)
- Depth: 66%
- Brilliancy: 55%
- Origin: Burma
Certificate: WGI 9624103043
Overall Grade: Excellent
Comment: Over two carats, round precision-cut sapphires are a tall order. Unheated royal blue Burma sapphires have always been, and will be, a rarity. Here is all in one. Inclusions are visible only under the lens, no window, no treatments. A word about the lab reports in David's collection: All gems were tested when David bought them, but he didn't keep the reports in order, let alone catalogue them properly. When the gems were set over the last years, another lab report was issued, this time with appraisals for the retail value of the jewelry. For our presentation here, finally, we have re-made all reports but now without the, amongst gem collectors frowned upon, 'retail-value'. As any gemmologist can tell you, there is no fixed 'retail-value' for a two carat round unheated Burma sapphire. They are just too rare and unique to be evaluated like silver cutlery or plain diamonds. The most important features 'treatment' and 'origin' have been tested and re-tested, but we will make new reports if you so wish from GIA or IGI or wherever. It takes only time and some money, but the results will be the same. Free report aside, all David Jerome pieces come, like our gems, with free global shipping, an acre of rainforest protection, original paperwork and all else you may need for immediate fun, and future value preservation.
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