Lot 163. A natural pearl and Burma ruby pendant. Estimate CHF100,000 – CHF150,000 ($102,063 - $153,094). Price realised CHF 106,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The drop-shaped natural pearl, measuring..., and old-cut ruby connecting link, to the button-shaped natural pearl surmount, measuring approximately..., 4.5 cm, mounted in gold and palladium
Accompanied by report no. 82225 dated 25 September 2015 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the pearl is a saltwater natural pearl; and that the origin of the ruby is Burma (Myanmar), with no indications of heating.
Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 10 November 2015, Geneva