Lot 233. A pair of natural pearl and diamond ear pendants, mounted by Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate CHF150,000 – CHF250,000 ($154,957 - $258,262). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.
Each designed as an old-cut diamond flowerhead surmount, to the diamond-set cap suspending two drop-shaped natural pearls, measuring approximately 10.89-10.93x15.75 mm and 10.61-10.69x15.78 mm, 4.0 cm long, with French assay marks for platinum and gold, in grey suede Van Cleef & Arpels' case. Signed Monture V.C.A., no. 12888CS
Accompanied by report no. 84555 dated 10 March 2016 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that both pearls are saltwater natural pearls.
Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 18 May 2016, Geneva