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Lot 1816. Auspicious pair of highly translucent emerald green jadeite '8' and diamond pendent earrings. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,860,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2011.

Each suspending on a highly translucent jadeite carved as an "8" of emerald green colour, surmounted by two brilliant-cut diamonds, embellished with pavé-set brilliant-cut diamonds to the reverse, mounted in 18 karat white gold.

"8" approximately 24.68 x 16.86 x 3.98mm and 25.15 x 17.09 x 2.95mm respectively.

Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate numbered KJ55923 and KJ55925, dated 15 December 2010, stating that the jadeites are natural, known in the trade as "A Jade".

Sotheby's. Jewels and Jadeite, Hong Kong, 06 Apr 2011