INTERVIEW – GEMSTONE SPOTLIGHT (UPDATE 1) – Magnificent unheated sapphire of nearly 50 carats, new to market, has exceptional brilliance and cut

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By David Brough

An exceptional and responsibly sourced, unheated Sri Lankan sapphire weighing nearly 50 carats, new to the market in Geneva, has a remarkable brilliance and cut, the Gembridge representative handling the sale said.

The cushion-cut sapphire, extracted from a rough stone weighing 140 carats from the renowned Elahera region in central Sri Lanka, celebrated for its Kashmir-type stones, is available via the Private Sales Arm of digital trading platform Gembridge, representing the sapphire and its owner.

The stone is held at Geneva free port premises.

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“This magnificent unheated sapphire has been responsibly managed throughout its journey from mine to market, in tune with the demands of the marketplace,” said Berr & Partners, which represents Gembridge in Geneva.

The stone is available for inspection in Geneva by contacting Berr & Partners, with digital viewing upon request, only for parties who are registered with Gembridge.

“This is a magnificent sapphire with no indications of heating, whose journey has been fully tracked from the mine,” Berr & Partners said, on the sidelines of the GemGenève show (November 4-7, 2021), taking place just before the Christie’s and Sotheby’s magnificent jewels auctions (November 9-10, 2021), a series of events which are attracting top gemstone and jewellery buyers from around the world to the Swiss city.

Helen Molesworth, Gembridge’s Geneva-based Head of Business Development, said: “This remarkable sapphire comes from a region known for yielding stones of exceptional colour. Few stones are coming out of this area these days.

“The sapphire is a remarkably clean crystal for its impressive size. A tiny amount of reflective silk brightens the stone further and hints at its origin and untreated quality.”

To enquire about the sapphire, please contact Berr & Partners via this link:
https://elkeberr.com/en/contact_uk/

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