06 décembre 2009

Pearls of Wisdom – Bonhams Sells Remarkable Necklace of a Major Contributer to WWII's Allied Victory

Lady Houston On Wednesday 9th December Bonhams Bond Street will host The Art of Jewels: Fine Jewellery and Iconic Gems. One of the major highlights of the sale will be a stunning pearl necklace, belonging to Lady Houston, the renowned philanthropist and benefactor. The impressive double-row necklace with graduated pearls is expected to fetch £30,000-£50,000. It is made up of large natural pearls of outstanding quality between 5.8-12.8mm. Their erstwhile owner, Lady Houston, donated a considerable amount of her personal fortune... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2009

A natural pearl necklace

A natural pearl necklace The single strand of 103 graduated pearls measuring from 8.2 to 6.3 mm to the sugarloaf sapphire and single-cut diamond clasp, 82.5 cm long. Estimate £20,000 - £30,000 ($32,320 - $48,480) - Price Realized £55,250 ($89,284)Accompanied by report No. 1/16786 dated 4 February 2009 from the AnchorCert laboratory stating extensive samples were found to be natural pearls. Christie's. Jewellery. 10 June 2009. London, King Street www.christies.com
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09 juin 2009

An antique diamond and pearl necklace

An antique diamond and pearl necklace The front composed of nine graduated old-cut diamond openwork panels with natural pearl centres and fringe detail interspersed with pearl and diamond collet bars to the openwork backchain, mounted in silver and gold, pearls untested, circa 1890, 38.5 cm long. Estimate £30,000 - £35,000 ($47,490 - $55,405) Christie's. Jewellery. 10 June 2009. London, King Street www.christies.com
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24 mai 2009

Pearl and diamond brooch, circa 1860

Pearl and diamond brooch, circa 1860 Of tied bow design, set with circular-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, suspending a detachable pearl pendant, the cupola mount set with rose-cut stones, signed G. Confalonieri Milano. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 53493 stating that the pearl is natural. Est. 25,000—35,000 CHF. Lot Sold 31,250 CHF PROVENANCE: Property of a princely family with both German and Liechtenstein origins. NOTE: The Milanese firm Confalonieri was one of the Crown jewellers to both king Vittorio-Emanuele... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2009

Natural pearl and diamond brooch

Natural pearl and diamond brooch Set with three pearls measuring approximately 8.4, 8.1 and 7.9mm respectively bordered by intertwined circles of baguette, single-, circular- and brilliant-cut diamonds. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 53438 stating that the three pearls are natural. Est. 8,000—12,000 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels And A Celebration of Taste and , Magnificent Jewels from a Private Collection. 12 May 09. Geneva www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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10 mai 2009

Important natural pearl, emerald and diamond necklace

Important natural pearl, emerald and diamond necklace Composed of fifty-one pearls measuring from approximately 11.1 to 7.8mm, to a clasp set with a step-cut emerald within a surround of circular-, single- and rose-cut diamonds, length approximately 500mm. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 53488 stating that the fifty-one pearls are natural. Est. 485,000—595,000 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels And A Celebration of Taste and , Magnificent Jewels from a Private Collection. 12 May 09. Geneva www.sothebys.com... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2009

Conch pearl, natural pearl and diamond brooch

Conch pearl, natural pearl and diamond brooch Set with a conch pearl and two pearl drops, suspended from a stylised leaf motif set with baguette, single-, circular- and brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 53464 stating that the conch pearl and the two pearls are natural. Est. 12,000—18,000 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels And A Celebration of Taste and , Magnificent Jewels from a Private Collection. 12 May 09. Geneva www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's.
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10 mai 2009

Pearl and diamond necklace

Pearl and diamond necklace Set at the front with three rows of pearls graduated in size from approximately 6.0 to 9.8 mm, embellished to each side with a circular-cut diamond bordered by stylised leaves set with similar and cushion-shaped stones, continuing to the back with two rows of pearls measuring from approximately 5.1 to 6.1 mm. Accompanied by Gübelin report no. 0809099 stating that the one hundred and fifteen pearls are natural. Est. 230,000—430,000 CHF Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels And A Celebration... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2009

A belle époque pearl and diamond pendant, circa 1905

A belle époque pearl and diamond pendant, circa 1905 The fleur-de-lys surmount millegrain-set with old brilliant and single-cut diamonds, suspending a grey and a white pearl connected by millegrain-set old brilliant-cut diamond spacers, terminating in an old pear-shaped diamond drop, weighing 6.97 carats, on a black cord necklace with an adjustable single-cut diamond slide, pendant length 6.0cm., original case by Wartski, 33 Mostyn Street, Llandudno. Sold for £57,600 Footnote: Accompanied by an Anchor Cert report... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2009

An indian natural pearl, multi-gem and enamel necklace

An indian natural pearl, multi-gem and enamel necklace Designed as seventeen graduated links each comprising a drop-shaped pearl with enamel cap, table-cut diamond plaque and pearl terminal to the pearl and carved emerald spacers and adjustable backcord, 33.5 cm long, seed pearls untested. Est. $140,000 - $180,000. Lot sold $182,500 Accompanied by report 2105603329 dated 6 March 2009 from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) stating that the pearls are natural. Christie's. Jewels & Watches: The Dubai Sale. 28... [Lire la suite]
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