A magnificent coloured diamond and natural pearl necklace, by Cartier. Estimate CHF2,000,000 – CHF2,500,000 ($2,104,749 - $2,630,936). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015.
Composed of three graduated rows of natural pearls in various shades of pink, measuring approximately 11.0 x 2.7 mm, suspending a central pear-shaped fancy brown-pink diamond drop, weighing approximately 11.76 carats, with further brilliant-cut fancy light blue diamond surmount, weighing approximately 1.02 carats, to the pink diamond-set bar clasp, 37.2 cm, with French assay mark for gold, in Cartier case - Signed Cartier, no. 808659
Accompanied by report no. 10137087 dated 15 May 1997 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America, stating that the 11.76 carat diamond is Fancy Brown-Pink colour, VS1 clarity
Report no. 8769005 dated 18 June 1996 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America, stating that the 1.02 carat diamond is Fancy Light Blue colour, Internally Flawless clarity
Please note that the reports are more than 5 years old and might require an update
Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 13 May 2015, Geneva