27 April 2004
A SPECTACULAR DIAMOND BRIOLETTE AND NATURAL FRESHWATER PEARL PENDANT NECKLACE
Set with a diamond briolette weighing 31.81 carats, to a cushion-shaped diamond surmount, suspended from a button-shaped freshwater pearl top measuring approximately 15.17 - 15.20 x 8.84 mm. and an oval-link neckchain, mounted in 18k white gold, 41.0 cm.
With report no. 12609378 dated 19 June 2003 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond briolette is D colour, flawless clarity, excellent polish, excellent symmetry
With report no. 0401019 dated 15 January 2004 from the Gübelin Gemmological Laboratory stating that the diamond briolette is D colour, flawless clarity. Also accompanied by an appendix stating that this remarkable diamond possesses a well-proportioned briolette form, which is complimented by the outstanding expertise conducted to finish the polish of the faceted gem. Deserving particular mention, this beautiful diamond displays a high degree of scintillation, which is uncommon for diamonds polished in the briolette fashion. The 31.81 carat diamond ... possesses a purity of colour and high degree of transparency which are particular to the world's finest natural colour type IIa diamonds. Diamonds of this type and size, exhibiting a superior quality, are very rare. Such diamonds have been unearthed from only a limited number of sources around the world (e.g. South Africa and India).
With certificate no. 39689 dated 16 July 2002 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the freshwater pearl is natural
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