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A pair of antique natural pearl and diamond ear pendants. Price Realized CHF1,143,750  ($1,181,875). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013

The two drop-shaped baroque natural pearls, measuring approximately 20.4 x 16.8 x 15.7 mm and 21.1 x 17.0 x 14.4 mm, each with a diamond-set cap and bombé line top, early 20th Century, fittings added at a later date, 4.0 cm, in red S.J. Phillips case - Estimate CHF250,000 - CHF350,000 ($263,058 - $368,282)

Accompanied by report no. 65783 dated 23 November 2012 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the two pearls are natural saltwater pearls and an Appendix letter stating the pearls to be an 'Exceptional Pair of Natural Pearls' 

CHRISTIE'S. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 15 May 2013, Geneva