21 février 2016

Mikimoto specifically for Russia

  Mikimoto specifically for Russia. Diamond, Conch pearl, Melo pearl and South Seas Cultured Pearl pendant Mikimoto specifically for Russia. Diamond and Conch pearl earrings. Mikimoto specifically for Russia. Diamond and Conch pearl ring. Mikimoto specifically for Russia. Diamond and Conch pearl necklace.   Mikimoto specifically for Russia. Diamond and Conch pearl earrings.

16 février 2016

An unmounted melo pearl

An unmounted melo pearl. Photo Bonhams The near-round undrilled melo pearl of orange hue, weighing 173.20 carat, measuring 29.3 x 27.9mm. Lot 671. Estimate HK$ 1.95 million - 2.72 million (€220,000 - 310,000). Unsold. Accompanied by a report from GIA, stating that the saltwater melo pearl is natural and has no indications of treatment. Report number 6112849002, dated 28 Jan 2011  BONHAMS. FINE JEWELLERY & JADEITE, 26 May 2012 14:00 HKT, HONG KONG, ADMIRALTY
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28 janvier 2016

Pair of melo pearl, diamond and emerald pendent earrings

Pair of melo pearl, diamond and emerald pendent earrings. Photo Sotheby's Each suspending on an oval melo pearl measuring approximately 17.01 x 15.28 x 13.53mm and 16.63 x 15.15 x 13.90mm respectively, embraced by an oblong marquise-shaped frame set with brilliant-cut diamonds highlighted by circular-cut emeralds, surmounted and anchored by a pear-shaped rose-cut diamond linked by a cabochon emerald, the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 2.80 carats, mounted in 18 karat white... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2015

Rare natural melo pearl, emerald and diamond pendent necklace

Rare 145.576 carats natural melo pearl, emerald and diamond pendent necklace. Estimation: HK$800,000 - 1,200,000 (US$103,000 - 154,000). Photo Tiancheng International Suspending a melo pearl measuring approximately 27.08 - 26.85mm, framed by a detachable mount decorated with round cabochon emeralds, suspending a drop-shaped emerald linked by a diamond briolette, surmounted by an emerald bead, a cushion-shaped diamond weighing 0.59 carat and circular-cut diamonds, accompanied by a similarly-set necklace, the... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2015

Baselworld 2015 Best Jewellery

JAR diamond ring. The Graff Fascination, a three-in-one transformable tour de force boasting 152.96 carats of some of the world's finest diamonds that can be worn as an opulent high jewellery watch, a bracelet or a diamond ring. The centrepiece of Graff's The Fascination, a unique transformable jewel, is an incredibly rare 38.13ct pear-cut diamond set into a ring. de GRISOGONO necklace from the 2015 high jewellery collection launched at Baselworld 2015, set with briolette-cut emeralds totalling 89.63ct, round-cut rubies,... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2014

Rare Natural Non-Nacreous Melo Pearl, Melo melo volute, Saltwaters near Vietnam

Rare Natural Non-Nacreous Melo Pearl, Melo melo volute, Saltwaters near Vietnam. Photo Bonhams Characterized by a wonderful symmetry, many would considered this ovi-form Melo pearl to be a gem given its pretty papaya orange color, its fine flame pattern iridescence and excellent luster. This is a rare and fine pearl for the serious collector. Weighing 13.97 carats and measuring 14.1 x 12.0 x 10.0mm. Sold for US$ 16,250 (€12,145)   Bonhams. Gems, Minerals and Lapidary Works of... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2014

Rare Non-nacreous Orange Pearl--Melo Pearl Melo, melo volutidae, Saltwaters near Vietnam

Rare Non-nacreous Orange Pearl--Melo Pearl, Melo melo volutidae, Saltwaters near Vietnam. Photo Bonhams Relatively unknown in the West, even George Kunz's compendium of 1908, "The Book of The Pearl" had no references to the rare orange pearl offered here. So few have been found, it is no wonder. The Melo melo is the marine snail that produces orange pearls the color of a ripe papaya. The snail generates a pearl-like substance to enclose foreign bodies, or irritants, entering its shell. Both orange and pink... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2014

Large and Rare Non-nacreous Melo Pearl, Melo melo, Saltwaters near Vietnam

Large and Rare Non-nacreous Melo Pearl, Melo melo, Saltwaters near Vietnam. Photo Bonhams. Relatively unknown in the West, even George Kunz's compendium of 1908, The Book of The Pearl, had no references to the rare orange pearl offered here. So few have been found, it is no wonder. The Melo melo is the marine snail that produces orange pearls the color of a ripe papaya. The snail generates a pearl-like substance to enclose foreign bodies, or irritants, entering its shell. Both orange and pink pearls (from the conch, Strombus gigas)... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2014

A melo pearl and diamond dress ring

A melo pearl and diamond dress ring. Photo Bonhams. The melo pearl, weighing 69.25 carats, set on a spinning cradle decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds and pear-shaped green garnets, the elaborate box-shaped ring of Chinese characters highlighted with brilliant-cut diamonds, diamonds approximately 3.25 carats total, ring size 7. Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 500,000 (€37,000 - 47,000) Accompanied by a GIA report stating the natural pearl is Melo species and of saltwater origin. Report number 7161347568, dated 3 December 2013. Bonhams.... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2013

Melo-pearl and diamond ring

Melo-pearl and diamond ring. Photo: Sotheby's. Set with a round melo-pearl weighing 49.57 carats, amid a conforming frame pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds extending to the shoulders, the diamonds together weighing approximately 1.50 carats, mounted in 18 karat pink gold. Ring size: 5½. Estimation  650,000 — 750,000 HKD  Accompanied by GRS report numbered GRS2013-062357, dated 8 June 2013, stating that the 49.57 carat melo-pearl is natural.  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and... [Lire la suite]
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