08 juin 2009

An historically important natural pearl, diamond and ruby necklace

An historically important natural pearl, diamond and ruby necklace Designed as a fringe of twenty-one graduated drop-shaped grey natural pearls, each suspended from an old-cut diamond collet surmount to the diamond V-shaped ribbon along a cushion-shaped ruby collar set with twelve button-shaped grey natural pearls, mounted in gold, pearls circa 1780, necklace made in 1849, 36.2 cm long, in fitted maroon leather case. Estimate £200,000 - £250,000 ($320,400 - $400,500) Accompanied by report no. 984035 dated 11 September 2007... [Lire la suite]