Extremly rare melo pearl

Extremly rare melo pearl

The melo pearl weighing 224.30 carats of orange hue, 31.66 x 30.76mm. Estimate $180,000 - $250,000. Price Realized $722,500

This remarkable melo pearl is the second to be sold in Dubai (Cf Christie's Dubai 31 January 2007, Lot 154) and one of only 9 melo pearls ever offered for sale at auction. The pearl weighs 224.30 carats and is of almost perfectly circular form, a good orange colour and without the slightest blemish. The rare size makes this the second largest melo pearl recorded. It is larger and more perfect than any of the 23 pearls that recently came from the family of the last Vietnamese Emperor and is a wonderous creation of the natural world.

Another rare melo pearl weighing 195.82 carats to the diamond-set spiral mount and fine-link diamond neckchain, 45.1 cm. long

Signed Issa, Paris. Estimate $150,000 - $200,000. Price Realized $254,200

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