Lot 2067. A magnificent pair of 8.24 and 8.10 carats Type IIa diamond ear pendants, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate HK$13,000,000 – HK$18,000,000 ($1,650,000-2,300,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.
Each suspending a detachable pendant, set to the centre with a pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 8.24 and 8.10 carats, within a circular-cut diamond frame, to the vari-cut diamond cluster surmount, circa 1960, mounted in platinum, 5.4 cm. Signed and with maker’s mark for Van Cleef & Arpels, nos. N.Y. 28223 (surmount) and 10093 CS (pendant)
Accompanied by report no. 15610275 dated 20 April 2016 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the 8.24 carat diamond is D colour, internally flawless clarity, with excellent polish
Report no. 15610276 dated 20 April 2016 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the 8.10 carat diamond is D colour, VVS1 clarity, with excellent polish; also with a working diagram indicating that the clarity of the diamond is potentially Internally
Two Diamond Type Classification letters stating that the diamonds have been determined to be Type IIa
Christie's. HONG KONG MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 31 May 2016, Convention Hall