Lot 344. Collection of H.S.H. Gabriela Princess zu Leiningen. A pair of Colombian emerald and diamond earrings, by Cartier. Estimate CHF600,000 – CHF800,000 ($622,206 - $829,609). Price realised CHF 809,000 Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.
The two cushion-shaped emerald pendants, weighing approximately 10.40 and 10.14 carat, each suspended from octagonal step-cut diamonds and an octagonal step-cut emerald, weighing approximately 0.85 and 0.81 carat, to the detachable surmount set with an octagonal step-cut emerald, weighing approximately 5.19 and 5.04 carats, within a baguette-cut diamond cluster, 2002, 5.5 cm, mounted in platinum and gold. Signed Cartier, no. 977677
Accompanied by report no. 84908 dated 14 March 2016 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the origin of the emeralds is Colombia, with 2 emeralds showing no indications of clarity modification, 3 emeralds with minor amount of oil and 1 emerald with moderate amount oil.
Further accompanied by copy of an invoice dated 30 May 2002 from Cartier.
Superb Jewels from the Collection of H.S.H. Gabriela Princess zu Leiningen
Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 18 May 2016, Geneva