Three Strand Natural Pearl Necklace Sells at Christies for
A stunning three strand natural pearl necklace recently sold at Christies auction for $582,563 US Dollars.
Certificate from SSEF test report #128678
Round to roundish, oval to barrel and button-shaped natural pearls, rose and old-cut diamonds, platinum (customs mark)
SSEF, 2023, report no. 128678: approximately 6.00 - 7.00 - 9.50 - 7.00 - 6.10 mm, approximately 5.90 - 6.70 - 8.95 - 6.90 - 5.75 mm, approximately 5.60 - 6.65 - 8.75 - 6.80 - 5.55 mm, saltwater natural pearls and one freshwater natural pearl (B11. from the clasp)
Size/Dimensions: 41.5 cm
Gross weight: 85.3 grams
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Hopefully natural pearl necklace values will continue to increase.
Over the past century there have been highs and lows, as the famous well known story of Pierre Cartier exchanging, in 1916, a double strand pearl necklace for the Cartier building in Manhattan shows. At the time it was an even trade - a million dollar necklace for a million dollar building. But after the pearl necklace owner's death her pearls sold for a mere $181,000. This was due to the introduction of cultured pearls by Kokichi Mikimoto.
Read more about that story here: The Pearls that Built Cartier