Lot 110

Each designed as a flexible line of three plaques, centring on a faceted chrysoberyl to a surround of cat's eye chrysoberyl, mounted in gold. Stamped '18K'.

Chrysoberyl: 19.91 carats
Cat's eye chrysoberyl: 9.63 carats
Diamond: 2.04 carats
Gross weight: 26.15 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 110 of 174  

15-16 OCTOBER 2019

$5,715 - 7,145
Rs 4,00,000 - 5,00,000

Winning Bid
Rs 4,60,000
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


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