Unusual Gemstone Jewellery Online Auction

September 29, 2016

LOT 21

Lot 21

English 9k Yellow Gold Bracelet

English 9k Yellow Gold Bracelet
Lot 21 Details
English 9k Yellow Gold Bracelet

set with 55 round cut iolites (4.81ct.t.w.)
length 7" — 17.8 cm.
12.0 grams

Estimate $300-$400

Realised: $360
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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English 9k Yellow Gold Bracelet
  • English 9k Yellow Gold Bracelet
  • English 9k Yellow Gold Bracelet

Iolite, also known as cordierite or water sapphire, is a strongly pleochroic blue to violet stone found in several locations throughout the world. It is also called “Viking’s Compass” as the Vikings were reputed to have used the stone pleochroism to determine the direction of the sun on overcast days.


For condition information please contact the specialist.

LOT 21

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

Note: Condition ratings and condition details are the subjective opinions of our specialists and should be used as a guide only. Waddington’s uses due care when preparing condition details, however, our staff are not professional restorers or conservators. Condition details and reports are not warranties and each lot is sold “as is” in accordance with the buyer’s terms and conditions of sale. In all cases the prospective purchaser is responsible for inspecting the property themselves prior to placing a bid.