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    Sale 1368

    Jewels : The Geneva Sale

    13 May 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 134

    A SUPERB COLOURED CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE

    Price Realised  

    A SUPERB COLOURED CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE
    The graduated line set with twenty-nine golden-coloured cultured pearls measuring from 17.4 to 14.9 mm, to the brilliant-cut diamond ball clasp, mounted in 18k white gold, 49.0 cm long
    Accompanied by report no. 16922194 dated 18 March 2008 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the strong yellow pearls are cultured saltwater pearls, with no indication of treatment


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    Golden South Sea pearls are farmed in the waters of Indonesia and the Philippines from the golden-lipped oyster variety pinctada maxima, and in such natural golden tones, are quite rare. Golden pearls may reach up to 13mm, with sizes tapering off after 15mm. Such a well-matched necklace in sizes from 15 to over 17mm, with an even, strong and warm colour and marvellous, almost metallic, lustre, is a rare collection of these gems.

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