24 Aug 2019
DiamondWorld Directory
Home |
News
Home
Sotheby’s Australia to auction rare Australian ‘Willows’ Sapphire
The stone is the largest natural yellow sapphire ever offered at auction in Australia
By: Diamond World News Service
|
Apr 10 2015 1:19PM
|
Reference: 11352  

DecreaseIncrease

Sotheby’s Australia’s Important Jewels auction will feature a most significant and rare natural Australian Yellow Sapphire weighing 35.73 carats. It is the largest natural yellow sapphire ever offered at auction in Australia.

In 1946 the sapphire was discovered on the Willows field in Central Queensland, about 341 km from Rockhampton. In its uncut state the stone measured 43 x 28 x 18 mm. In 1947 the stone was cut producing one large and three smaller gems. The large gemstone – known as the ‘Willows’ sapphire is a beautiful clear golden yellow stone and recently has been described as being ‘unrivalled’ and ‘magnificent’ by the American Gemological Laboratories.

‘Sotheby’s Australia is honoured to be entrusted with this extremely rare and magnificent golden yellow sapphire’ said Geoffrey Smith, Chairman of Sotheby’s Australia. ‘This formidable stone is a unique part of Australia’s mining history and reflects the superior quality of gems found in this country.’ The auction will be held in Melbourne on 12 May 2015.

Have Your Say
* Your view
* Name:
* Email:
* Town/city:
* Country/State:
Advertisement
HouseAd_Trade Fair
Search News by City
Advertisement
Kosher 23460
Advertisement
HouseAd_Trade Fair
Recent Issue
2019
AVAILABLE NOW...!
Advertisement
Kosher 23460
News in Pictures
Videos
Stunning Jewellery from Cannes 2019
Pictures: 24
Sparkly Jewels at Oscars 2019
Pictures: 19
Golden Globes 2018
Pictures: 15
Spotted: Who Wore What (December 2018)
Pictures: 4
India Diamond Week
Pictures: 8
Spotted: Who Wore What (October 2018)
Pictures: 7
Spotted: Who Wore What (September 2018)
Pictures: 6
70th Emmy Awards
Pictures: 11
35th India International Jewellery Show 2018
Pictures: 46
Spotted: Who Wore What (August 2018)
Pictures: 4
JJS - IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2015 powered by GIA
Views: 16691
GJEPC Chairman Interview
Views: 15483
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012 - Part 1
Views: 22351
Promo for IJ Awards 2012 at NDTV Profit
Views: 35200
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012- Part 2
Views: 38628
Couture India 2016 - A Business Boutique Show by IJ Magazine
Views: 12872
Savjibhai Dholakiya, Surat Businessman (Diamond Merchant) speaks in Vibrant 2015
Views: 36640
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2013 - NDTV Video
Views: 34589
Advertisement
KGK_Antwepr
Advertisement
Mohra India
Member of:
Supporter of: