31 October 2001
AN EXCEPTIONAL PAIR OF JADEITE DOUBLE-HOOP AND DIAMOND EAR-PENDANTS
Each brilliant emerald green double-hoop of good thickness and fine translucency, suspending a pear-shaped rose-cut diamond drop with a diamond bead spacer, to an emerald-cut diamond surmount and rose-cut diamond top, mounted in 18K white gold (illustrated unmounted)
Diameters of hoops 18.92, 19.21, 19.06 and 18.86 mm.
Hoop thickness 5.60 mm.
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With certificate GL25616 dated 23 October 2001 from the Hong Kong Gems Laboratory stating that the double-hoops are natural colour jadeite, no polymer is detected and no signs of chemical treatment.
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