Lot 349. Pair of 5.20 and 5.47 carats Colombian emerald and diamond earclips, Van Cleef & Arpels, New York, 1971. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Lot sold 348,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2007
Set with 2 emerald-cut emeralds weighing 5.20 and 5.47 carats respectively, within double ring borders set with 56 round diamonds weighing 6.29 carats and 18 round diamonds weighing 1.35 carats, mounted in platinum and 18 karat gold, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered N.Y. 41833. With signed box.
Accompanied by AGL reports nos. CS 38755 and CS 38756 stating that the emeralds are of Classic Colombian origin; evidence of faint clarity enhancement (oil type treatment) for the 5.20 carat stone and insignificant gemological evidence of clarity enhancement present (oil type treatment) for the 5.47 carat stone.
Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. New York, 24 Apr 2007