Lot 10
  • 10

Pair of natural pearl and diamond earrings, early 20th century

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 CHF
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Description

  • natural pearl, diamond, metal
Each composed of a graduated line of circular-cut diamonds, suspending a drop shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 7.05 x 8.00 x 11.05mm and 8.00 x 8.35 x 11.15mm, capped with rose diamonds.

Condition

Accompanied by SSEF report no. 76241, stating that the pearls, weighing approximately 4.8 and 4.1 carat and measuring approximately 8.00 - 8.35 x 11.15 and 7.05 - 8.00 x 11.05 mm, were found to be natural, saltwater. Pearls of slightly cream body colour, medium to good lustre, growth marks; for further information please refer to the SSEF report. Diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 1.50 - 2.00 carats, on average H-I colour, VS clarity. Signs of normal wear to the metal, scratches consistent with use. Total gross weight approximately 6 grams.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. 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. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones and to the Notice regarding import of Burmese jadeite and rubies into the US.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."