Natural Pearls at Christies Auction

Natural Pearls at Christies Auction



Natural Pearls lots include a five strand natural pearl necklace (estimate: US$ 350,000- 500,000) and an antique diamond and pearl brooch, dated 1870 (estimate: US$200,000-300,000).

The Geneva Sale is slated to be held on November 17, 2010, with a line up of exceptional 300 lots. Jean-Marc Lunel, Head of the Jewellery Department, Christie’s said, “Golconda, Muzo, Kashmir: these are magic words to any gem connoisseur. They are evocative of the legendary mines from which originate the best quality diamonds, emeralds and sapphires. Fabulous examples of all these top quality gems will be offered at auction at Christie's Geneva in November. Jewellery lovers will also find one of the most exciting selections of jewels with impressive Royal Provenance, together with a variation of extremely rare period, vintage and signed pieces”.

The offerings from Legendary Mines: Golconda, Kashmir and Muzo, include: A unique pear-shaped Golconda diamond weighing 26.17 carats, D colour, Internally Flawless clarity, Type IIa. The diamond is suspended from a diamond briolette chain, and carries an estimate price of US$3,000,000-5,000,000. Amongst the lots from mines in Kashmir, known for the most beautiful sapphires with rich blue colour, the sale will include an un-mounted cushion shaped Kashmir sapphire of 19.94 carats, considered excessively rare due to its rich saturation and velvety blue colour spared from any form of enhancement. It carries an estimate sale price of US$1,000,000-1,500,000. Amongst the lots from South America: Muzo mines, an exceptional square-cut 'Muzo' emerald weighing 9.27 carats, highly transparent pure crystal, free of any form of enhancement (estimated US$ 380,000-580,000) will be on sale.

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