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 Very fine natural pearl and diamond ring. Photo Sotheby's

The ring centring on a natural pearl measuring approximately 13.45 x 13.65mm, surrounded by old European-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 7.00 carats; accompanied by an extra diamond-set ring fitting, pearl detachable; mounted in platinum. (2). Estimate 1,500,000—1,700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,940,000 HKD

Ring size: 5¾

Accompanied by SSEF report numbered 55288, dated 18 January 2010, stating that the pearl is natural saltwater pearl, with no indications of artificial colour modification; also accompanied by GIA report numbered 2125663549, dated 5 October 2010, stating that the pearl is natural saltwater pearl, with no indication of treatment; further accompanied by GIA supplement stating that this pearI "is exceptional due to its size and the near perfect roundness. In addition, the high luster, cleanliness of its surface, and colour make this pearl highly unusual."

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Conch pearl and diamonbd necklace. Photo Sotheby's

Composed of seventy-eight graduated conch pearls measuring approximately 3.35 x 2.80 x 2.80mm to 9.85 x 8.75 x 8.85mm, alternated by faceted diamond beads, completed by a clasp set with a cushion-shaped diamond, the diamonds together weighing approximately 14.75carats, mounted in platinum, length approximately 700mm. Estimate 1,300,000—1,600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,820,000 HKD

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Pair of natural pearl and diamond pendents. Photo Sotheby's

Each suspending on a drop-shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 14.95 x 11.63 x 10.10mm and 14.55 x 11.50 x 10.15mm respectively, surmounted by two step-cut diamonds altogether weighing approximately 2.35 carats, mounted in platinum. Estimate 950,000—1,100,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,160,000 HKD

Accompanied by GIA reports numbered 2125854993, dated 23 November 2010, stating that the pearls are natural saltwater pearls, with no indication of treatment.

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Natural pearl and diamond brooch. Photo Sotheby's

Suspending on a drop-shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 10.60-11.10 x 17.25mm, the centre set with an oscillating pear-shaped diamond weighing approximately 6.00 carats, to a stylised openwork frame set with circular-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 4.00 carats, mounted in platinum, pearl pendant detachable. Estimate 950,000—1,100,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,160,000 HKD

Accompanied by SSEF report numbered 57954, dated 29 November 2010, stating that the pearl is natural saltwater pearl.

 

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Pearl Brooch-pendant. Photo Sotheby's

The elegant brooch of openwork design, suspending five cascading fringes, claw-set throughout with pearls measuring approximately 2.00 to 6.50mm, mounted in 18 karat yellow gold, pendant hook fitting. Stamped Royal mark "M" (with a crown) for HRH The Princess Margaret. Estimate 240,000—280,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,100,000 HKD

PROVENANCE: rom the Collection of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Courtess of Snowdon.

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NOTE: Accompanied by Kensington Palace Certificate of Provenance, and the Precious Stone Laboratory Report, numbered 980094, dated 20 March 2006, stating that a random sample of three pearls examined was found to be natural.

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Black cultured pearl and diamond necklace and pair of matching pendent earrings. Photo Sotheby's

Composed of twenty-five graduated black cultured pearls measuring approximately 15.20 to 17.10mm, completed by a spherical clasp set with brilliant-cut diamonds, length approximately 450mm, and pair of matching pendent earrings, each suspending a black cultured pearl measuring approximately 15.40mm respectively, surmounted by brilliant-cut diamonds; the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 2.80 carats, mounted in 18 karat blacked gold. (2). Estimate 160,000—240,000 HKD. Lot Sold 237,500 HKD

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Cultured pearl and diamond necklace and pair of matching earrings. Photo Sotheby's

Composed of twenty-seven graduated white cultured pearls measuring approximately 15.00 to 17.10mm, completed by a spherical clasp set with brilliant-cut diamonds,  length approximately 440mm, and pair of matching earrings, each suspending on a white cultured pearl measuring approximately 15.40 and 15.50mm, to a circular surmount composed of four marquise-shaped centring a princess-cut diamonds; the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 2.80 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. (2). Estimate 280,000—380,000 HKD. Lot Sold 350,000 HKD

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Cultured pearl and diamond necklace and pair of matching pendent earrings. Photo Sotheby's

The double-strand necklace composed of graduated golden and white cultured pearls measuring approximately 10.00 to 13.95mm, completed by a floral clasp set with brilliant-cut diamonds, length approximately 435mm, clasp detachable with brooch fitting; and pair of matching pendent earrings, each suspending on a drop-shaped golden cultured pearl measuring approximately 14.25 x 14.44 x 14.65mm, surmounted by a button-shaped white cultured pearl measuring approximately 10.40 x 13.40mm, joined by a brilliant-cut diamonds-set floral motif; the diamonds altogether weighing approximately 2.45 carats, mounted in 18 karat white gold. (2). Estimate 120,000—160,000 HKD. Lot Sold  187,500 HKD

Accompanied by GIA report numbered 1122989430, dated 19 January 2011, stating that the yellow pearls on necklace are natural saltwater cultured pearl, with no indication of treatment.

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite, 06 Apr 11, Hong Kong www.sothebys.com