Lot 363. Pair of important natural pearl and diamond pendent ear clips, Alexandre Reza. Estimate 1,010,000 — 1,510,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's.

Each surmount of flame design, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, supporting a detachable pendant set with a drop shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 12.30 x 12.70 x 22.70mm and 12.35 x 12.40 x 22.20mm respectively, within a frame of brilliant-cut diamonds, unsigned, French maker's mark for Alexandre Reza, French assay marks.

Accompanied by SSEF report no. 91276, stating that the pearls were found to be natural, saltwater, together with an appendix letter expressing the rarity of these pearls. 

Note"The pearls exhibit a remarkable size and weight of approximately 23 ct and 22 ct (estimated weights) and are characterised by a matching regular drop shape...

Assembling a matching pair of saltwater natural pearls of this size and quality can be considered rare and exceptional".

Excerpt from the SSEF appendix letter

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Session 3, Geneva, 16 May 2017, 07:00 PM