The Blue Giant of the Orient, a rectangular-cut world’s largest faceted Kashmir sapphire of 486.52 carat, is displayed at Christie’s headquarters in Geneva on Wednesday. The sapphire will be up for auction on May 19 and is estimated to sell between $10,00,000 and 15,00,000
8/20: My 20 most unforgettable #SothebysJewels ... from April 2014, Bunny Mellon's #brooch by #JeanSchlumberger for @tiffanyandco featuring a 17.00 carat Kashmir sapphire (circa 1960). #thejewelsofmrspaulmellon #schlumberger #tiffany #kashmirsapphire
large image Panther Clip Brooch, Cartier Paris, 1949 Platinum, white gold Single-cut diamonds Two pear-shaped yellow diamonds (eyes) One 152.35-carat Kashmir sapphire cabochon Sapphire cabochons (spots) This panther is the second three-dimensional example that Cartier made for the Duchess of Windsor (the first one surmounted an emerald cabochon). Sold to the Duchess of Windsor (1896–1986).
Dutch sapphire tiara 1881 by Mellerio (designed in 1867 by Oscar Masin) iin 3 forms. 31 Kashmir sapphires and 655 brilliant cut, South African diamonds. . Some of the stones are set en temblant and the center is a brooch that once belonged to Queen Anna of the Netherlands. In 1928, the original gold frame was replaced with platinum by Van Kempen en Vos. .