Natural pearl and diamond brooch, 'Snowflake', Bulgari, 1950s - Sotheby's
Designed as a snowflake, the centre set with a natural pearl of greyish black tint measuring approximately 11.8 to 12.3mm, circular-cut and tapered baguette diamonds, signed Bulgari. Estimate: 12,500 - 18,000 CHF. LOT SOLD. 21,250 CHF
Accompanied by the Gem & Pearl Laboratory report no. 05788, stating that the pearl was found to be natural, saltwater, with no indications of artificial colour modification.
LITERATURE: Cf: Amanda Triossi, 'Bulgari, 125 years of Italian Magnificence', Milan, 2010, pages 93 and 321 for examples of 'Snowflake' jewels by Bulgari.
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