Large Star Sapphire shines in constellation of jewels at Gray’s

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  • November 15, 2013

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Lot 49: A Oval Cabochon Standard Cut Natural Blue Star Sapphire
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Lot 52: A Rare Vintage L.U.C. Chopard 18kt. Yellow Gold Four Time Zone Men's Watch with Leather Strap
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A 37.75 carat natural star sapphire cut en cabochon is a highlighted feature of the November 25th Fine Jewelry, Exquisite Gemstones & Rare Watches auction at Gray’s Auctioneers in Cleveland, Ohio.  Live Bidding is provided by

The star sapphire can be found at lot 49.  It is a large natural stone with a dark, strong, violet blue color, and the cut is a beautiful cabochon cut. This stone has an intense six ray star with a twinkling movement. 

Lot 54 is arguably the highlight of the rare watches on offer. It is an early 19th century, handmade Pierre-Frédéric Ingold gold Repeater pocket watch, together with a gold chain and key. Pierre Frédéric Ingold was born in 1787 in Switzerland. He trained with Abram-Louis Breguét, the founder of Breguét, the luxury watch maker and went on to collaborate with most of the great names in 18/19 century watchmaking.

The auction also includes lot 52 a rare 18k gold vintage L.U.C. Chopard, four time zone, men's watch with a gorgeous leather strap, featuring the Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones. It is in working order, is numbered 68236-2034, and stamped with the 750 gold Hallmark. 

A wonderful selection of estate jewelry is featured in the auction and includes lot 9, an antique 2.9 carat ruby ring, set with 2.5 carats worth of old European cut diamonds. The ruby is a medium to light red, off round cut, genuine natural ruby; and lot 134, a magnificent 16 carat blood red ruby set in a 14k yellow gold and diamond necklace. The oval faceted ruby measures approximately 15 x 12 x 9mm and weighs 16.59 carats. An exquisite selection of loose, cut stones including several loose 1ct diamonds are also to be found in the auction. 

Lot 54: A Rare Pierre-Frédéric Ingold (b. 1787) 18kt. Yellow Gold Repeater Pocket Watch with a 14kt. Chain and Key
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With over two hundred and fifty lots up for auction this veritable treasure trove also includes lot 283 a wonderful boxed lot of a miscellaneous collection of coins and money featuring a Theodore II/John III Early Byzantine coin, an assortment of coins from ancient civilizations, Chinese coins, paper money from various countries, and American, Canadian and Continental European 19th/20th century coins.

Gray’s Auctioneers welcomes bidders in person to preview the Fine Jewelry, Exquisite Gemstones & Rare Watches auction at our Cleveland showrooms weekdays, November 21 – 22, 11am – 6pm, and Saturday, November 23, from 12pm-4pm.  The complete illustrated catalog for this auction can be found at Live, telephone, absentee, and internet bidding is available for this and every sale, with Live online bidding provided by Condition reports and shipping estimates will be provided upon request.

Gray’s Auctioneers and Appraisers is the premiere auction house in Northern Ohio, holding live auctions every month and offering complimentary valuations for the community every day by appointment. For more information please contact Serena Harragin at 216.458.7695, or by email at

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10717 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio
About Gray's Auctioneers

Deba Gray has over twenty years experience as a licensed & bonded auctioneer beginning in 1989 at Wolf’s Auction Gallery in Cleveland. In 1995 she moved to Chicago to become Auctioneer and Director of Marketplace Sales for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. In 1997, Sotheby’s purchased LHA and immediately promoted Deba to Assistant Vice President of Property where she was responsible for estates originating throughout the US. Bringing the best of her experience from three houses, Deba’s passion for integrity, innovation in business and her commitment to fairness throughout the auction process enlightens every facet of Gray’s operation.

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