Accompanied by GIA report numbered 2145945627, dated 24 August 2012, stating that the pearls are salt water cultured pearls, strong yellow colour with pink overtone, with no indications of treatment, these pearls fall into a colour range that is known in the trade as golden.
Colour and Clarity: According to GIA report, the 37 pearls are natural salt water cultured pearls, with no indications of treatment, please refer to the report for details. In our opinion, the cultured pearls are of medium golden yellow colour with slight greenish and rosè overtones, good lustre and generally clean to naked eyes. Signed "M" to the clasp.
Condition: Karat yellow gold clasp, classic cultured pearl strand, in very good condition. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.