56 carats conservatively is what the jadeite is mathematically estimated to be. Lavender Jadeite Ring Rosette Cut .(6.25+cts.) in Sapphires and Diamonds conservatively it calculated in conversion charts at over 7 carats. This fine lavender jadeite gem unmounted with its saturated deep lavender, gorgeous translucency and large size could sell for more than the current sale price. This leaves a substantial amount of 18k gold, diamonds and sapphires and each piece of this ring is made by hand and truly a one of a kind piece.
Christies called this ring, "very well made,” and "beautiful."
18k White Gold and a lot of it! This ring is entirely hand crafted and a unique piece of custom jewelry made around the fabulous large lavender Jadeite Cabochon.
Extremely saturated lavender color makes this ring unique. Wonderful translucency.
Over 50 antique, rosette-cut white diamonds and multicolored (blue-purple) sapphires of very high quality. The sapphires though untested individually are believed to be unheated and the jadeite was viewed by Christie's Hong Kong team and they did not report any indication of treatment on the gorgeous translucent jadeite cabochon, plentiful rosettes cut diamonds and sapphires.
Large, 23 x 25 x 12mm Burmese lavender jadeite cabochon center stone would exceed the current asking price loose..
We know there are several carats of antique cut vintage rosette diamonds and even higher carat weight of multi colored sapphires. We were told there was safely 6.25 plus carats of accent stones (conservatively, the conversion math indicated over 7.0 carats) approx. 3.00+ carats of diamonds and 4.25+ sapphires. However, we have never had the ring disassembled for accurate weights because of the labor involved and the cost as well as the possibility of damage to this item which Christie's referred to as,"Very well made." Well-made often means, “difficult to disassemble.”
Set with antique rosette cut, white diamonds and rosette cut purple and cornflower blue, sapphires, showing no eye visible signs of heat and sapphires are probably from Burma as well but sapphires have not been origin tested.
Outstanding quality, agreed upon by everyone in the profession who has viewed the ring. It would be expensive to have a full certification but we would love to do one if the buyer agrees to pay the GIA fees or preferably full Mason Kay fees. (Again, the ring was inspected by one of the most elite team of jadeite experts in the world "Christie's Hong Kong Team,” some of the top jadeite specialists and Christies New York have held the item in hand and offered to auction it for us, but we declined auction in 2015. Mason-Kay also expressed an interest in this ring.) We would like to see the reduced price passed on to our customers and then ring is at our wholesale price now.
This style is very difficult to date since a form of this style has been used since the Edwardian period. We feel this piece is later and was commissioned by a wealthy client.
Some stones are mounted in reverse, a rarely used technique which was called, "clever," by the NY "Fine Gem Curator Dept." of Christie's Auction House and adds to the overall visual appeal of the piece.