Spectacular pair of fancy vivid yellow diamond and diamond pendent earrings. photo courtesy Sotheby's

Each suspending on an emerald-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 21.17 and 20.77 carats respectively, surmounted by an oval diamond each weighing 2.02 carats, to stylised open-work frames set with brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum. Estimate 23,000,000—30,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 38,740,000 HKD

NOTE: Accompanied by GIA reports numbered 1102237262 and 1122214866, dated 27 July and 28 May 2010 respectively, stating that the 21.17 and 20.77 carat diamonds are natural, Fancy Vivid Yellow colour, VVS1 and VVS2 clarity; and numbered 16387696 and 5101199141, dated 28 July 2010 and 20 October 2008 respectively, stating that both the 2.02 carat diamonds are D colour, Internally Flawless clarity.

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite. 06 Oct 10 . Hong Kong www.sothebys.com