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Important and fine natural pearl and diamond necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1956. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.

Composed of twenty-five graduated natural pearls measuring approximately 13.75 to 7.05mm, each spaced by facetted diamond rondelles and smaller natural pearls measuring approximately 5.25 to 4.75mm, completed by a clasp set with circular-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, length approximately 465mm, signed and numbered 27495. Estimation 9,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD.. Unsold.

Litterature: Françoise Cailles, "Merveilleuses Perles", Luxembourg (2006), p 136-138, plate 99

Accompanied by SSEF report numbered 60234, dated 18 July 2011, stating that the pearls are natural saltwater pearls, with no indications of artificial colour modification. Further accompanied by a Van Cleef & Arpels certificate of authenticity.

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