Lot 109

Designed as a flexible bracelet with three gently graduating cabochons of cat's eye chrysoberyl, with full-cut diamond surrounds connected by similarly designed diamond-set links, mounted in gold.

Gross weight: 15.98 grams

The present lot contains chrysoberyls, one of the few gemstones that exhibit chatoyancy or the 'cat's eye' effect. This phenomenon occurs due to sets of rutile needles inside the stone aligned in the same direction. When light interacts with the needles, it produces a streak of light that reflects from the dome of the stone. This effect is most pronounced when the stone is cut to produce a cabochon. Translucent-yellowish in colour, the cat's eye chrysoberyl originates in Brazil, India and Sri Lanka, and is one of the nine auspicious gems or navratna in Indian astrology.

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  Lot 109 of 174  

15-16 OCTOBER 2019

$12,145 - 15,000
Rs 8,50,000 - 10,50,000



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