All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre 1900 item #1395424 (stock #5002)
Guangxu Reign, 1893, silver coin from Xinjiang, with Arabic script and Chinese characters. D: 28mm. Free shipping
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1395303 (stock #2070)
A group of four Native American paleolithic stone tools on flakes from the Suwanee River basin, northern Florida. Chert, in excellent condition, with varying river patinas. Ex. collection Michael Cottingham. Heights between 2" and 2 3/4". The larger white blade is a convergent scraper. The other three are fabulous examples of tool making- each with multiple scrapers, one with a notch, on beautifully executed, wafer thin flakes. Date to approx. 8000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1395302 (stock #1248)
A group of four Native American Paleolithic blades on flakes. Legal finds, Suwanee River Basin, northern Florida. Ex. Michael Cottingham collection. Chert, in excellent condition with lovely, organic glossy river patinas. Lengths between 2 3/8" and 2 5/8". Date to approx. 8000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1395247 (stock #4781)
A group of five Neolithic or Mesolithic blades from Germany. All are flint, in excellent condition with varying, glossy patinas. Lengths between 2 3/16" and 3 1/4". All legal surface finds from the Schleswig-Holstein state. Second from the right is from Kleiner Ploner See (Little Ploen Lake)- small island near the Koppelsberg Chapel. Small blade on the left is from the eastern peninsula of the Behler See (lake Behl). The remaining three blades are from the south shore of Lanker See (Lanker Lake)...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1395241 (stock #2058)
A group of five Neolithic tools from the Ertebolle-Ellerbek or Kitchen Midden Culture, Mesolithic Denmark. Flint, all in excellent condition with fine, varied ground patinas. Lengths between 2 1/2" and 3 1/8". Auction purchase. This group includes three multi-tool blades with notches on flakes and two burins. Date to between 5300-3900 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1395239 (stock #1368)
Probably Homo Ergaster ("workman"). Sandstone, length 6 5/8". Excellent condition with a slightly purple streak at the proximal end. Missing one ancient chip. Slightly glossy desert patina. Dates to approx. 1.5 million BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1395045 (stock #SP14)
Large Authentic Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus (var. MAroccanus) Dinosaur Tooth from the Kem Kem Basin of Morocco. Crtaceous Period (c. 108 - 94 Million Years). 45 mm (1 5/8").
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1395041 (stock #SP11)
Large Authentic Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus (var. Maroccanus) Dinosaur Tooth from the Kem Kem Basin of Morocco. Crtaceous Period (c. 108 - 94 Million Years). 60 mm (2 1/4").
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1395040 (stock #SP10)
Large Authentic Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus (var. MAroccanus) Dinosaur Tooth from the Kem Kem Basin of Morocco. Crtaceous Period (c. 108 - 94 Million Years). 60 mm (2 1/4").
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1395039 (stock #SP9)
Large Authentic Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus (var. MAroccanus) Dinosaur Tooth from the Kem Kem Basin of Morocco. Crtaceous Period (c. 108 - 94 Million Years). 58 mm (2 1/4").
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1394539
Sotheby's auction catalog for December 12,1991. In fine condition, the back cover shows very light wear.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1394422 (stock #TBD00270)
An albumen photograph of Cairo titled on the mat, “CAIRO, FORM THE CITADEL,WITH THE MOSQUE OF SULTAN HASSAN.” Also in smaller type the number648. An excellent print with good tones. 5 7/8 by 8 1/8 inches (15 by20.5cm). The white light cardboard stock is shaded slightly darker for about one inch around the photo. Overall size is 12 inches by 15 inches (30.5 by 38 cm).

Condition; The photo is in excellent condition with minor surface scratches...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1393865
Very Large Authentic Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus (var. MAroccanus) Dinosaur Tooth from the Kem Kem Basin of Morocco. Crtaceous Period (c. 108 - 94 Million Years). 90 mm (3 1/2").
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Tokens : Pre 1700 item #1393792 (stock #4363)
Collection of 5 tin and lead alloy Thai gaming coins, from the Ayutthaya period- circa 1350 to 1767 CE. All in good condition except for one the small one that is a bit corroded. Sizes in enlargements. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1393095 (stock #TBD00267)
An albumen photograph circa 1880 of a man feeding a group of dogs gathered at his feet. In the lower left printed in the negative, Abdullah Freres. 515” and in the lower right, “Les Chiens des rues.” The image is 7 7/8 inches (20 cm) by 10 1/8 inches (25.7 cm). It is presently corner mounted in a large mat 17 inches (43 cm) by 14 inches (35.5 cm). The tones are rich and the contrast good.

Condition: In a raking light three lines that look like partial creases are visible...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre 1800 item #1392391 (stock #4384)
Very fine ½ rupee silver coin from Bhutan circa 1790-1820. D: 20mm. Free registered shipping.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1392107 (stock #4227)
Lower Paleolithic, probably Heidelberg Man, proto-axe on a pebble. Flint, in excellent condition, height 4 1/8". Legal find from Reculver Cliffs, Kent, UK. A very old, simple hard-hammer percussion proto-axe. The pebble itself is almost entirely intact with the removal of a few flakes to give a chopping edge. In my opinion the missing flake on the right side of the lithic (picture to the left in the image) is later damage. Otherwise intact with a sea-tossed soft patina...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1392080 (stock #3765)
A large, hefty and very sculptural lower Paleolithic chopper. Flint, in excellent condition with a creamy white calcified patina. height 4 3/4", some remains of cortex. Auction Purchase. Very solid chopper with a deeply flaked distal end allowing for a great ergonomic hand placement at the proximal end. Heidelberg Man, dates to approximately 450,000-350,000 BCE. Sculpturally a beautiful lithic.
A simply extraordinary and utterly unique matched pair of stunning Unheated, untreated rubies from Mozambique weighing 4.05ct total. The colour - and fully certificated as such - is the famed ‘Pigeon’s Blood’ red of yore, the most sought after and valuable of all ruby colours and, indeed, of all coloured gemstones. Both stones are a very good match colour wise to each other. Shape is also a good match with the stone on the right marginally ‘fatter’...
A simply exceptional, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire probably from Sri Lanka weighing an impressive 3.49ct. The colour is a stunning almost pure hue of medium blue, not too light and not too dark, just as blue sapphire should be and near to as good as blue sapphire gets - extremely lovely indeed...
A simply exceptional, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire probably from Sri Lanka weighing an impressive 3.73ct. The colour is a stunning almost pure hue of medium blue, not too light and not too dark, just as blue sapphire should be and near to as good as blue sapphire gets - extremely lovely indeed...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1390027 (stock #1395)
4 small Neanderthal scrapers on flakes from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, all are in excellent condition with fine ground patinas. Heights between 1 1/2" and 2". Legal surface finds. Nice group of smaller and more delicate scrapers, all on lovely flakes of the famous Fontmaure jasper. The lithic to the right also has a couple of pronounced notches. All date to 80,000- 50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1390026 (stock #2428)
A group of 4 Neanderthal multi-tools on flakes from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, all 4 are in excellent condition with fine ground patinas. Legal surface finds. Heights between 2" and 2 3/4". Interesting variety of multi-tool that are comprised of points, various scraper edges, notches, a burin and sharper blade edges. All date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1390025 (stock #3688)
A group of 4 unusual multitools from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, all 4 are in excellent condition with fine ground patinas. Legal surface finds. Heights between 1 1/2" and 2". Interesting study group that are a bit hard to classify. The lithic to the right could be considered a point or borer, and it has a clearly retouched scraper edge. Second from the right has a broad notch and an end scraper, with a gorgeous patina...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1389994 (stock #08047)
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$150.00


SUISEKI, KAMUY-KOTAN CHLORITE

Palm-size chlorite with such magnificent quartz as ‘Kamuy kotan seki’ from the canyon called ‘Kamuy-kotan’ (‘Whereabouts of God’ in the Ainu language) in the western part of Asahikawa city in Hokkaido, Japan, as a rare type of Art of Japanese ‘Suiseki’. Unique landscape as the God (‘Kamuy’=’Kami’) with no processing by human hands...
A simply gorgeous and exceptionally rare Prehnite cat's eye from Burma weighing 1.83ct. Lovely sharp star in the middle, gorgeous colour, slight inclusion on the side which we hope is visible in our pic, absolutely collectible
An absolutely gorgeous unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mozambique weighing 2.02ct. Gorgeous shade of pinkish red, the ruby hue which is normally associated with the most vivid lustre, absolutely beautiful! The stone is, astonishingly, virtually eye clean table up and almost but not quite loupe clean as well - overall clarity is almost unprecedented in this excellence for the genre - unheated ruby from this origin will inevitably have multiple inclusions but this one is excep...
An absolutely magnificent, absolutely top top quality unheated, untreated ruby from the famed gem mines of Mozambique weighing 2.03ct. Gorgeous shade of crimson red, exactly as Pigeon’s Blood ruby should be, and fully certificated by one of the world’s most prestigious laboratories, absolutely beautiful! The stone is, astonishingly, eye clean table up and almost but not quite loupe clean as well - overall clarity is almost unprecedented in this excellence for the genre - unheated ruby from t...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1960 item #1389218
A rare softcover published in December 1, 1952 by the US Department of Justice Office of Alien Properties.Signed by the researcher along with a dedication note.There are more than 4000 movies listed along with the type of film ( documentary, feature, military etc.) as well as the producer. The paper cover has a small tear at the spine otherwise in fine condition.96pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1389020 (stock #TBD00263)
Albumen photograph mounted on a stiff card with the title, “Interior of Carlee Caves” written in ink below the image. The Karla Caves are a group of ancient Indian Buddhist rock-cut caves located in Karli near Lonavala, Maharashtra. The one pictured is the Great Chaitya. It was dedicated in 120 CE. The photographer of this image is unknown. The image is 7 ½ x 9 3/8 inches (19 x 24 cm) The card is 11 x 14 inches (28 35.5 cm).

Condition: The image is in excellent condition with minor surf...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1389019 (stock #TBD00262)
Albumen photograph mounted on a card and titled in ink in script under it, “Bheel women grinding Bajri.” The Bhil are a large group of people from west India including Gujarat where pearl millet is called bijri. The photograph shows a group of men and women including a woman seated by a grinding stone posing for the photograph. The image is 7 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches (19.3 x 24 cm) and the card 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35,5 cm).

Condition: the image is in very good condition. The card is rough aro...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1389018 (stock #TBD00261)
A landscape albumen photograph of Darjeeling India. Titled in script in the negative, “534. Darjeeling. General view with the Snows(?) from Woodland’s Hotel.” Presumably, “the Snows” are the snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas that show more as a line of clouds, but are visible in the distance. The details of the image are sharp at the center, but blur slightly at the edges.

Condition: slight surface dings to the image. The contrast and the browns are good with a slight yellowing ...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Pre 1930 item #1388601
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$65.00
Tammaro De Marinis EX LIBRIS wood block print. Bibliographer and bibliophile, antiquarian in Florence from 1904 to 1924 (Naples, 1878 - Florence, 1969) "Ex libris Librairie Ancienne T. De Marinis & Co., Florence" Size 4" by 2.5" near mint condition
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1940 item #1388584
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$135.00
Walter Kanitz Wein 1932 Ex Libris Wood block Print. European ex libris print mounted to backing. The back printed Walter Knitz Wein 1932 , well inked no damage. Size W 2.75" h 4.5"
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Special Interest : Pre 1950 item #1388405 (stock #G641)
Offered is a very scarce, quite interesting, California, Folsom State Prison document that includes the Mug Shot and Fingerprints of a 23 year old convict.

The 8" x 8" heavy paper document presents pertinent, highly-detailed, personal data including: name, race, age, date of birth, occupation, county of residence, height, weight, fingerprints, unusual identifying physical marks or scars, and physical description, as well as crime committed and length of sentence. The prisoner was required to ...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1970 item #1388084
A second revised edition hard cover with dust jacket published in 1967 ( though no date is noted on the front page). The book features Russian art and architecture from the Kremlin. Colorized plates. 187pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1970 item #1387941
A hardcover with dust jacket published by Skira and distributed in the U.S. by World Pub. Co., Cleveland, 1962. There are 109 full color plates. The original paper band on the front is ripped and the jacket shows very light wear at the corners. The plate on 43 has separated and the plate on page 37 has a small line running through it. The book otherwise is fine. 227pp.+
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$1,495.00
Antique Hand written 8 page letter by King Leopold, beautiful hand written letter with stamps and seals . Nice condition with folds size 12" by 8.5" Heritage put an estimate of $1500 at auction
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1386297
A hard cover with dust jacket written by Dean A. Fales Jr. and published by Bonanza Books in 1986. The jacket shows modest wear along the edge and the book is slightly cocked otherwise fine. There are 577 illustrations including 148 color plates and 429 b&w photographs.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre 1492 item #1383807 (stock #4282)
Billon jital coin from the last Shah of Kwarezm Kingdom 12o0CE -1220CE. Muhammad II of Khwarezm, having arrested/executed emissaries on two occasions from the Mongols, he brought the full force of Genghis Khan’s wrath on his realm and every city was razed to the ground“arguably the bloodiest massacre the world saw until the 20th century”. There is one split. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail. D: 14mm
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre 1492 item #1383805 (stock #4281)
Copper jital coin from the last Shah of Kwarezm Kingdom 12o0CE -1220CE. Muhammad II of Khwarezm, having arrested/executed emissaries on two occasions from the Mongols, he brought the full force of Genghis Khan’s wrath on his realm and every city was razed to the ground“arguably the bloodiest massacre the world saw until the 20th century”. Free shipping via Hong Registered Airmail. D: 19.8mm
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383656 (stock #3478)
Five Neanderthal multi=tools/scrapers from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 2 1/8" and 2 5/8". All legal surface finds with semi-glossy ground patinas. Missing a few small chips, otherwise in excellent condition. Though essentially scrapers, each of these tools exhibits several scraper edges, along with notches and burins. The deep burgundy scraper also has a beautifully retouched nosed end scraper. All date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383655 (stock #2330)
Very nice group of four smaller Neanderthal multi-tools on flakes from Fontmaure, France. All beautiful examples of the famous Fontmaure jasper, all in excellent condition with semi-glossy ground patina. Legal surface finds, heights between 1 3/4" and 2 1/8". Each of these tools, despite their smaller size, are equipt with at least two functional scraper/blade edges. There are also notches, shaft straighteners and burin tips as well. Conceptionally remarkable examples of Neanderthal stonewo...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383654 (stock #1253)
A nice group of five complex Neanderthal multi-tools from Fontmaure, France. All jasper, all in excellent condition with various glossy to semi-glossy ground patinas. Heights between 1 5/8" and 2 1/8". All legal surface finds. A wide variety of scraper edges, notches, and burins are exhibited in this group. Fine ergonomics and excellent conceptual designs fit together perfectly in these lithics. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383620 (stock #3445)
A group of five small Neanderthal tools on flakes from Fontmaure, France. All jasper, all with a semi-glossy to glossy ground patina and in excellent condition. Heights between 1 1/2" and 1 3/4". Legal surface finds. Interesting variety of scraper edges and burin or borer tips. The sizes makes one wonder if these were made for Neanderthal children. Date to approximately 60,000-40,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383619 (stock #2861)
A group of three Neanderthal blades/multi-tools on levallois flakes. All three are jasper, in excellent condition with glossy ground patinas, from Fontmaure, France. Heights between 2 1/2" and 2 3/4". Legal surface finds. The tool to the left is a single edge straight scraper, very well defined, with a truncation at the distal end. The other two lithics are complex multi-tools which take advantage of the entire edge of each flake, giving a variety of scraper edges, notches, and burin tips. ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383618 (stock #3072)
A Mode 1 pebble tool, probably used as both a chopper and a burin-like crusher. Flint, height 3 5/8". Excellent condition with fine ground patina. Legal find, Kimbridge Pit, Romsey, Hampshire, England. Homo Heidelbergensis. Dates to 450,000-350,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383515 (stock #2324)
Four Neanderthal multi-tools on flakes. Chert and jasper, heights between 2" and 2 3/8". All in excellent condition, legal excavation finds, Marbach, Germany. All four represent variations on the basic Neanderthal scraper multi-tool, each with a variety of differently refined edges to best serve different purposes on a single tool that would be light to transport. The tool on the left in the photo is somewhat thicker than the others, and has one edge flaked to form a lovely, slightly concave...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383513 (stock #3170)
A lovely group of four Neanderthal convergent scrapers. Jasper, all four are in excellent condition. Height between 1 1/4" and 1 5/8". Legal excavation finds, Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Varying semi-glossy to glossy ground patinas. A gem-like group of smaller lithics that exhibit real mastery of the tool-makers art. Each has a variety of edges, finely worked, so that despite their diminutive size these multi-tools could serve effectively in any number of ways. The retouches on the lithic to...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383510 (stock #2921)
A group of four larger Neanderthal tools. Jasper and chert, heights between 3 1/4" and 3 3/4".Varying ground patinas, all four are in excellent condition, one small chip missing on the concave scraper edge on the lithic second from the left. Legal excavation finds, Marbach, Germany. The two lithics to the right are burins or borers, both with double burin tips, and the second from the right exhibits a roughly made scraper edge. On the furthest right tool the concave edge at the bottom of the...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383503 (stock #3685)
A group of 3 small Neanderthal multi-tool scrapers on chert flakes, heights between 1 3/8" and 1 7/8". 2 small chips missing on the lithic to the left in the photo, otherwise all are in excellent condition with a semi-glossy ground patina. All three are legal surface finds from Marbach, Germany. Despite being small, these three tools have a complex multitude of functional edges ranging from convergent and convex scrapers to notches and small denticulate areas. Date to approximately 80,000-50...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383502 (stock #4076)
A lovely Neanderthal scraper on a flake. Flint, height 3 1/8". Excellent condition with a beautiful, well worn sea patina. This was an auction purchase, with no collection history. Given the color of the flint, the typology and the specific type of patination I believe this lithic is from Reculver Cliffs area, Kent, England. Boldly and simply executed with a few master retouches, the scraper also exhibits excellent ergonomics. Dates to approximately 120,000-60,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383501 (stock #2743)
A bifacially worked straight scraper or cleaver on a pebble fragment. Chert, height 2 1/2". Excellent condition, semi-glossy ground patina. Legal excavation find from the Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Good signs of use-wear on both edges, leading me to feel this was used more as a cleaver type of tool. The form is fairly eccentric, and the piece was truncated along the top edge in the photo. Large area of cortex remaining, and well conceived ergonomics. Dates to 60,000-40,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383499 (stock #1426)
A large Neanderthal knife on a levallois flake. Flint, excellent condition, height 4 1/2". This was an auction purchase from an old collection in Lower Normandy, France. Most of the material was collected in the Calvados Region. Solid, hefty multi-tool with a variety of retouches and denticulate edges on the entire blade except the proximal end. Dates to 60,000-40,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383169 (stock #1612)
Interesting and complex lower Paleolithic chopper, hard hammer percussion technique. Flint, height 3". Legal surface find, Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire, England. A bifacially worked and ergonomically well designed lithic, with good signs of use wear on the functional edge. Lovely, semi-translucent caramel colored flint. Possibly Heidelberg Man or transitional to early Neanderthal. Dates to approximately 350,000-150,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383164 (stock #3162)
A lower Paleolithic Clactonian chopper on a pebble from Dorset, England. Flint, height 4 1/8". A few minor chips otherwise good condition. This was an auction purchase so I do not have any further find data regarding it. Probably Heidelberg Man. Dates to approximately 350,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Wine and Related : Pre 1930 item #1383156
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$445.00
Antique Mexican Silver Matador Bull form hors d'oeuvre Sword Skewers , continental wonderful modeling on a kneeling Bull with his 6 original silver swords. No markings acid tests at sterling. Size l 3.75" 2.25 " weight is 74 g
An absolutely gorgeous natural Melo pearl from the glorious waters of the Andaman Sea weighing 15.38ct. Colour is a lovely hue of yellowish orange, possibly a tad lighter compared to our pics, absolutely natural and absolutely lovely. Beautiful natural patterns as evidenced by our pics. The shape is a baroque pear/drop shape, ideal for a stunning designer pendant. We will accept only a close offer on the pearl - it already represents excellent value. Polished. Absolutely perfect for a stunning d...
A simply superior, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire from Sri Lanka weighing an impressive 3.50ct. The colour is a gorgeous combination of yellow with green- extremely lovely indeed. The gem has *excellent* clarity and is not only completely eye clean with only a couple of *tiny tiny* feather inclusions (the size of a pinprick) visible under magnification - there is however some colour banding as per our pics. This is the one of the prettiest bicolor sapphires we have managed to so...
A simply superior, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire from Sri Lanka weighing a magnificent 5.27ct. The colour is a delightful hue of light to medium blue, not too light and not too dark, absolutely akin to the famed ‘cornflower ‘ blue of yore - combined with a gorgeous violet hue, absolutely lovely indeed. The certificate states the colour is bluish violet but IMO I see the colour as violetish blue. The gem has *excellent* clarity and is eye clean with only one *tiny tiny* feat...