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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07 mai 2014

A pair of natural pearl, treated natural pearl and diamond earrings

A pair of natural pearl, treated natural pearl and diamond earrings. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 One centering upon a white natural button-shaped pearl, measuring approximately 18.6-18.6 mm, and one centering upon a dark grey treated natural button-shaped pearl, measuring approximately 18.8-19.1 mm, each with a marquise-shaped diamond half-surround, mounted in gold, 3.8 cm. Estimate CHF72,000 – CHF110,000 ($82,341 - $125,799) Accompanied by report no. 72932 dated 4 March 2014 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2014

An antique natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond necklace

An antique natural pearl, cultured pearl and diamond necklace. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The two strands composed of forty-six and forty-two natural pearls, and one cultured pearl, measuring approximately 8.9 to 6.0 mm, to the rose-cut diamond clasp, 19th Century, 40.6 cm. Estimate CHF35,000 – CHF60,000 ($40,027 - $68,618) Accompanied by report no. 73614 dated 24 March 2014, from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that 88 pearls are saltwater natural pearls and that 1 is a saltwater cultured pearl THE PROPERTY OF... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2014

A natural pearl, cultured pearl, and diamond brooch

A natural pearl, cultured pearl, and diamond brooch. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The top designed as a pear and marquise-shaped diamond cluster, suspending a detachable white natural drop-shaped pearl and a grey cultured drop-shaped pearl, measuring respectively approximately 11.4-11.5 x 21.2 mm and 11.0-11.0 x 21.7 mm, 4.9 cm, with French assay marks for platinum and gold. Estimate CHF230,000 – CHF320,000 ($263,035 - $365,962) Accompanied by report no. 73707 dated 28 March 2014 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2014

Natural pearl, seed pearl and diamond necklace, 1920s

Natural pearl, seed pearl and diamond necklace, 1920s. Photo Sotheby's. The open work plaque set at the centre with a button-shaped natural pearl measuring 11.23 x 11.34 x 7.86mm and millegrain-set with circular- and single-cut diamonds, suspending a slightly baroque drop-shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 15.35 x 15.90 x 19.75mm, from a seed pearl, button-shaped natural pearl and diamond set chain, length approximately 540mm, one small diamond deficient. Estimation 72,000 — 125,000 CHF Accompanied by SSEF report no.... [Lire la suite]


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