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Magnificent and rare platinum, fancy deep blue diamond and diamond ring
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À propos de l'objet

The cushion modified brilliant-cut Fancy Deep Blue diamond weighing 9.54 carats, flanked by four rows of baguette diamonds weighing approximately .40 carat, size 5¾; 1940. Together with an alternate mounting, composed of 18 karat gold and platinum, designed as two interlocking bands, size 5½, signed Tiffany & Co.; 1972. For additional information on the life and legacy of Shirley Temple, and the rarity of the Shirley Temple Blue Diamond, please view the PDF of the printed catalogue available on sothebys.com.\nAccompanied by GIA report no. 5171186027 stating that the diamond is Fancy Deep Blue, Natural Color, VVS2 clarity. Together with the original working diagram stating that the diamond may be potentially Internally Flawless. Also with a letter from the GIA speaking to the rarity of Fancy Deep Blue diamonds. Potential bidders please note that this lot is a Premium Lot. For more information, refer to the Premium Lot definition on page 217.\n 
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condition

In very good condition with with light surface wear to the mounting. Very minor evidence of sizing, reflecting a skilled hand. The diamonds are approximately F-G color, VVS-VS clarity. The second mounting, by Tiffany & Co. is 18K gold and platinum with a double yellow gold shank in a double, cross-over style with a platinum basket with split prongs. The inside of the shank is signed Tiffany in two places and one of the signatures is double struck. Images upon request from the Jewelry department. Accompanied by GIA report no. 5171186027 stating that the diamond is Fancy Deep Blue, Natural Color, VVS2 clarity. Together with the original working diagram stating that the diamond may be potentially Internally Flawless. Also with a letter from the GIA speaking to the rarity of Fancy Deep Blue diamonds. Potential bidders please note that this lot is a Premium Lot. For more information, refer to the Premium Lot definition on page 217. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. 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. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby’s is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby’s does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

provenance

Formerly From the Collection of Shirley Temple Black. Shirley's father, George Temple, gifted this ring to his then 12-year old daughter in 1940 at the completion of her film The Blue Bird.

consignmentDesignation

The Shirley Temple Blue Diamond





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