• Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2736

    Jewels: The Hong Kong Sale

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2438

    A PAIR OF DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS
    Each suspending a detachable pear-shaped diamond weighing 5.82 and 5.78 carats, spaced by an oval-shaped diamond link weighing 0.50 and 0.50 carat, joined to the pear-shaped diamond surmount weighing 1.53 and 1.51 carats, mounted in 18k white gold, (detachable to form ear studs or shorter ear pendants with extra diamond-set hook), 3.6 cm long

    Accompanied by six reports dated from 29 February 2008 to 6 April 2009 from the Gemological Institute of America with the following detail:

    Report Weight Colour Clarity Cut
    6107436768 5.82 D IF Pear
    17480365 5.78 D IF Pear, ex/ex
    2101653692 1.53 D IF Pear
    17491461 1.51 D IF Pear
    16644949 0.50 D IF Oval
    17003025 0.50 D IF Oval


    Also accompanied by a supplemental letter from the Gemological Institute of America stating the 5.82 carat diamond has been determined to be a type IIa. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure type of diamond and often have exceptional optical transparency. Type IIa diamonds were first identified as originating from India (particularly from the Golconda region) but have since been recovered in all major diamond-producing regions of the world. Among famous gem diamonds, the 530.20 carat Cullinan and the 105.60 carat Koh-i-noor, are examples of Type IIa
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    US$750,000-1,000,000