Important Jadeite Bead Necklace. Photo courtesy Tiancheng International Auctioneer Limited

Composed of thirty-five graduated emerald green jadeite beads of high translucency, completed by a spherical diamond-set clasp. Jadeite beads measuring from approximately 14.99 to 14.97mm. Mounted in 18 karat white gold. Length approximately 55.2cm. Estimate US$1,950,000 - 2,600,000

Accompanied by Hong Kong Gems Laboratory report numbered GL78259 dated 22 April 2013, stating that the jadeite bead is natural, known in the trade as "A jade".

Tiancheng International Auctioneer Limited. SPRING AUCTION 2013 JEWELLERY AND JADEITE. 15 Jun · 3 pm. Hong Kong Headquarters 30/F Bank of China Tower 1 Garden Road, Central Hong Kong http://www.tianchengauction.com/