Lot 115: GEM SET, CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH, NARDI
- Condition: Reverse of brooch signed Nardi, stamped 750 for 18 carat gold. Amber black to deep brown, opaque to translucent, with scratches and areas of light wear and chipping to carved surface. Carving in overall good condition. Diamonds bright and lively, estimated total diamond weight approximately 1.00 - 1.30 carats. Sapphires deep to mid blue, rubies mid to deep red, emeralds light green, all transparent, with typical inclusions visible to the naked eye, some minor areas of wear and chipping to surfaces. Cultured pearl measuring approximately 9.2mm diameter, bouton shaped, cream body colour with green and pink overtones, with unevenness, pitting and banding to the nacre. Overall dimensions approximately 6.8 x 4.1mm, gross weight approximately 43 grams. Scratches to surfaces consistent with wear. In good condition. For further information please contact the department on +44 (0)207 293 6409. Please note Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
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Conditions of Sale
You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 25.0% and any applicable taxes and shipping
Conditions of Sale for Fine Jewels OnlinePrint
To assist you in understanding the potential cost of shipping to your address, we have provided a simple shipping cost calculator, which can be accessed by clicking on the link: AUCTION SHIPPING CALCULATOR on the top of the main sale page and on the right side of the lot pages. To use the calculator you will need three pieces of information: the Lot Number; the country to which the item will be shipped; and your anticipated bid (the hammer price).
Please note that, should you wish to arrange your own shipping or to arrange collection of your purchases yourself, most lots are located at our New Bond Street office, the details of which are below. Please check with our Post Sales Services team (contact information below) for the Lot location before collecting. Please note that property can only be released once payment has been received and cleared. If you are using your own shipper to collect property from Sotheby's, please provide a letter of authorisation, a copy of your paid invoice and photographic ID or a completed release of liability form (provided by Sotheby's).
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Unfortunately, not all lots will be available for collection at New Bond Street, unless otherwise stated on your invoice. Please see the Conditions of Sale for our Online-Only sales for further details.
For the shipping cost calculator, Sotheby's has partnered with Connoisseur International Fine Art, a Fine Art Shipper, to ensure that your purchases are packed professionally and then shipped to you safely, securely and insured, via the global Federal Express network or via Interlink for UK shipments. We have worked with these companies for a number of years to provide the shipping service for our traditional auctions, and they deliver an excellent level of service at a very reasonable price. The final hammer price influences the exact cost of shipping, as the cost of insurance and packing are directly related to the value of the shipment. All purchases from this sale are shipped using a priority service as a requirement of the insurance cover provided; packing charges for purchases of £3800 or below (including any applicable VAT, Sales Tax and possible artist resale rights levy) are at a reduced rate. Consequently you may use the calculator to establish in advance of bidding the likely range of shipping prices that you would incur if you are the successful bidder for a particular lot - for example you may wish to input your maximum bid in order to understand the maximum shipping price for the item, but you may also wish to input the bid at which you hope to secure the lot, particularly if it is £3800 or below.
Soon after the closure of the sale, you will receive your invoice along with a firm quote for the insured shipping service to the address you provided at registration; this paperwork will show the costs of shipping and insurance itemised separately, and will include details of the key insurance terms. You will need to sign the quote and return it together with your payment to Sotheby's Post Sale Services, following which your items will be despatched.
We are unable to offer shipping via this method to every destination. If your destination country is not listed in the drop-down menu on our shipping calculator, please contact Sotheby's (contact information is on the shipping calculator page) and provide details of the lot number, the address to which you wish to ship together with your maximum bid. In most cases, we will be able to offer a shipping solution and we will provide you with a pre-sale quote based on the actual shipment value; any difference in the final sale price will affect the final shipping price that will be charged. As we will need to liaise with one or more shipping vendors, depending on the destination, requests for such pre-sale quotes need to be submitted no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled sale-end. Finally, some items cannot be shipped to certain destinations at all (for example items of Iranian origin to the GCC States) and, whilst the shipping calculator may provide a price for the shipment, the notes field will populate with an explanation of the restriction that applies. The inability to ship to a destination so excluded will not justify the cancellation of a sale, and you should refer to the full terms and conditions for buyers (online sales).
Further information regarding collection of purchases from Sotheby's, and the storage charges that will accrue for any purchased items not cleared within 30 days of sale closure, can be found on your invoice or in the Conditions of Sale for Online-Only Sales.
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