31 mai 2015

A natural pearl, diamond, onyx and seed pearl necklace

A natural pearl, diamond, onyx and seed pearl necklace. Estimate HK$800,000 – HK$1,200,000 ($100,000-150,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The diamond roundel and seed pearl necklace, set with three oval-shaped brown natural pearls measuring approximately 11.6 x 11.9 to 12.3 x 14.3 mm, flanked by cone shape onyx, to the marquise-cut diamond clasp, mounted in platinum, 42.7 cm long Accompanied by report no. 79650 dated 30 March 2015 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the analysed properties... [Lire la suite]

29 mai 2015

A late 19th century natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond brooch, circa 1890

A late 19th century natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond brooch, circa 1890. Estimate HK$ 130,000 - 180,000 (€15,000 - 21,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of stylised floral motif, centrally set with a button-shaped cultured pearl measuring 11.5mm, surrounded by old brilliant-cut diamonds, to openwork scrolls of similarly cut diamonds, suspending a detachable natural pearl drop, measuring 11.6 x 9.6mm, diamonds approximately 9.50 carats total, length 6.0cm Accompanied by a GIA report stating that the button-shaped... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2015

Natural pearl, emerald and diamond choker

Natural pearl, emerald and diamond choker. Estimate 63,000 — 105,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Composed of five rows of natural pearls measuring from approximately 4.05 to 4.70mm, decorated with a step-cut emerald within a double frame of cushion-shaped diamonds, highlighted with similarly cut diamond barrettes, shortest length approximately 345mm, French assay and maker's marks, emerald and diamond jewel detachable. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 80046, stating that three hundred and... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2015

Natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond necklace

Natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond necklace. Estimate 16,000 — 27,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's Composed of a graduated line of button shaped multi-coloured natural pearls and cultured pearls measuring from approximately 4.80 to 9.15mm, alternating with cushion-shaped diamonds, length approximately 350mm. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 79771, stating that two pearls were found to be natural, saltwater, and that one pearl was found to be cultured; the remainder of the pearls have not been tested.  ... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2015

Natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond necklace

Natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond necklace. Estimate 146,000 — 245,000 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's. Composed of fifteen rows of variously shaped natural pearls and cultured pearls measuring from approximately 3.10 to 10.50mm, decorated with five diamond plaques of foliate and floral motifs, set with circular-, single-cut and cushion-shaped stones, shortest length approximately 800mm. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 79255, stating that two thousand two hundred and thirty-two pearls were... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2015

Natural pearl, ruby and diamond choker, early 20th century and later

Property from the estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe. Natural pearl, Burmese ruby and diamond choker, early 20th century and later. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 CHF (28,302 - 47,170 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. Composed of four rows of natural pearls measuring from approximately 4.40 to 5.30mm, decorated with a floral motif set with a fancy-cut and circular-cut rubies, and single-cut diamonds, further accented with two geometric plaques set with circular-cut and baguette... [Lire la suite]

27 avril 2015

A pair of natural pearl, moonstone and diamond ear pendants

A pair of natural pearl, moonstone and diamond ear pendants. Estimate CHF100,000 – CHF150,000 ($105,237- $157,856). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Each suspending a drop-shaped natural pearl, measuring approximately 10.7-10.2 x 20.3 mm and 11.1-10.1 x 19.6 mm, from an openwork pavé-set diamond and circular-cut diamond collet plaque, centering upon a cabochon moonstone, to the button-shaped natural pearl top, mounted in gold, 6.0 cm  Accompanied by report no. 79281 dated 23 March 2015 from the SSEF Swiss... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2015

A Belle Époque natural pearl, emerald and diamond lavallière, circa 1905

A Belle Époque natural pearl, emerald and diamond lavallière, circa 1905. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€27,000 - 41,000). Photo: Bonhams. Suspending two cartouche-shaped single-cut diamond pendants of unequal length, one with a natural pearl and diamond foliate centre and natural pearl drop, the other with a cabochon emerald and diamond foliate centre and cabochon emerald drop, suspended from a natural pearl, old brilliant, single and rose-cut diamond knot motif via articulated knifewire chains decorated at intervals with... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2015

A natural pearl, sapphire and diamond sautoir

A natural pearl, sapphire and diamond sautoir. Price Realized CHF291,750 ($301,475). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The single-strand comprising one hundred and nineteen graduated natural pearls, measuring approximately 11.3 to 6.4 mm, interspersed by seed pearls and small imitation pearls, to the cushion-shaped sapphire and diamond cluster clasp, mounted in gold, 107.5 cm - Estimate CHF240,000 - CHF330,000 ($252,536 - $347,237) Accompanied by report no. 67348 dated 21 March 2013 from the SSEF Swiss... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2015

A magnificent and rare natural pearl, emerald and diamond necklace

A magnificent and rare natural pearl, emerald and diamond necklace. Price Realized CHF8,187,750 ($8,460,675). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The single-strand composed of twenty-three slightly graduated natural pearls, measuring approximately 13.7 to 10.4 mm, to the pear-shaped diamond and cushion-shaped emerald clasp, mounted in platinum and gold, 38.5 cm. Estimate CHF1,900,000 - CHF2,900,000 ($1,999,244 - $3,051,478) Accompanied by report no. 66235 dated 4 January 2013 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological... [Lire la suite]