Natural pearl and diamond brooch, late 19th century. Estimate 146,000 — 245,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's.
Designed as a ribbon set with cushion-shaped diamonds, accented with a button shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 15.56 x 15.94 x 14.37mm, and a detachable natural pearl drop measuring approximately 11.80 x 14.00 x 20.20mm, capped with rose diamonds, brooch fitting later added.
Accompanied by SSEF report no. 80047, stating that the pearls were found to be natural, saltwater.
Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Genève, 12 mai 2015, 10:30 AM