09 mai 2015

American Natural Pearl, Mississippi River

American Natural Pearl, Mississippi River. Estimate: US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€3,600 - 5,300). Photo: Bonhams. This is a large natural pearl from the Mississippi River. These pearls are distinguished by a recognizable, soft luster which is not seen in saltwater pearls. The present pearl has a unique drop shape which would easily lend it to being mounted either as a pendant or in a ring. Its iridescence or "orient" which appears to hover above the white body color, is a delicate rose, undrilled. Weighing approximately 16.08... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2015

A single-row pearl necklace

A single-row pearl necklace. Estimate £10,000 - 12,000 (€14,000 - 16,000). Photo: Bonhams. The graduated row of 68 pearls, measuring from 3.9 to 8.4mm, with a single and old-cut diamond clasp, length 45.0cm Accompanied by a report from GCS stating that of the 68 pearls, 65 are natural, saltwater, and 3 are cultured. Report number 5775-1631, dated 19 March 2015. Bonhams. FINE JEWELLERY, 22 Apr 2015 14:00 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
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20 février 2015

Natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond necklace, late 19th century, composite

Natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond necklace, late 19th century, composite. Estimation  3,500 — 5,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Of negligée design, set with two natural pearls within surrounds of cushion-shaped diamonds, to a surmount set with a cultured pearl and similarly-cut diamonds, to a fine link chain, length approximately 420mm.   Accompanied by CISGEM report no. 84349, stating that the two smaller pearls were found to be natural, saltwater. Sotheby's. Fine Jewels, Londres, 18 mars 2015, 10:30... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2015

Natural pearl, seed pearl and diamond necklace, late 19th century

Natural pearl, seed pearl and diamond necklace, late 19th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's Designed as two plaques of scroll design, set with circular-cut diamonds and natural pearls, connected by chains set with seed pearls and similarly-cut diamonds, to a later fine link chain, length approximately 400mm, detachable brooch fitting, fitted case.  Accompanied by SSEF report no. 77662, stating that the six pearls tested were found to be natural, saltwater.   ... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2014

Natural Pearl, Seed Pearl and Diamond Brooch

Natural Pearl, Seed Pearl and Diamond Brooch. Photo Sotheby's Suspending on a slightly baroque drop-shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 12.95 - 13.60 x 15.90mm, to a stylised surmount set with numerous seed pearls and brilliant-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 2.30 carats, mounted in platinum, pendant detachable. Estimate 500,000 — 600,000 HKD - LOT SOLD. 620,000 HKD Accompanied by SSEF report numbered 64235, dated 19 July 2012, stating that the pearl is natural saltwater pearl, with no indications of... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2014

Rare Large Natural White Non-Nacreous Pearl—from "The Giant Clam", Tridacna gigas, Saltwaters near Vietnam

Rare Large Natural White Non-Nacreous Pearl—from "The Giant Clam", Tridacna gigas, Saltwaters near Vietnam. Photo Bonhams A luminescent white non-nacreous natural pearl, which possesses an extremely symmetrical egg-form shape as well as a very fine flame structure on its porcelaneous surface.Weighing approximately 32.45 carats and measuring 14.56 – 14.57 x 20.76 mm. Sold for US$ 35,000 (€26,160) Accompanied by an SSEF report (Schweizerisches Gemmologisches Institut) no. 60804 dated 29 September 2011 stating... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2014

Victorian Conch and Natural Pearl and Diamond Heart Brooch

Victorian Conch and Natural Pearl and Diamond Heart Brooch. Photo (c) Global Gems. An unusual Antique Victorian brooch from the 1890s in the form of a heart, centering a drop shaped conch pearl with beautiful flames and lustre, surrounded by several natural pearls and diamonds. Price $9,316 Global Gems. Mainzerstr. 34, Idar-Oberstein, 55743, Germany - Tel: +49 678147367
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03 juin 2014

A six-row natural pearl necklace

A six-row natural pearl necklace. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The six graduated rows composed of 129, 133, 141, 145, 159, 160 and 169 natural pearls respectively, measuring approximately 9.6-2.6mm, to the oval shaped clasp with central mixed-cut aquamarine, to a millegrain-set brilliant-cut diamond border and white enamel frame, minimum length 60.0cm long. Estimate £70,000 – £90,000 ($117,180 - $150,660) Accompanied by report no.04050 dated 23 April 2011 from The Gem & Pearl Laboratory, London, stating the pearls are... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2014

A rare pair of natural pearl, coloured diamond and diamond ear pendants, by Harry Winston

A rare pair of  natural pearl, coloured diamond and diamond ear pendants, by Harry Winston. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Each suspending a greyish brown natural pearl drop measuring approximately 11.3 - 11.9 x 18.2 and 12.0 x 16.9 mm, joined to the marquise and single-cut diamond cap and a line of brilliant-cut diamonds, surmounted by a marquise-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing approximately 3.26 and 3.23 carats, mounted in platinum and 18k yellow gold,5.7 cm long. With maker's mark for Harry... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2014

Sales soar as pearls become the new diamonds

  LONDON.- For years they have been unfairly regarded as the sole preserve of maiden aunts and respectable ladies of a certain vintage. Now pearls are replacing diamonds as a staple of the fashion set after being championed by The Duchess of Cambridge. Elegant pearl earrings – as worn by Kate Middleton on last month’s royal tour of Australia and New Zealand – have become a wardrobe must-have overnight. It’s not just British royalty who are pearl fans. America’s First Lady Michelle Obama is often seen wearing her favourite... [Lire la suite]
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