Lot 1582
  • 1582


2,400,000 - 3,200,000 HKD
bidding is closed


  • conch pearl (Strombus Gigas), Pearl, Diamond, White Gold
The triple-strand necklace composed of one hundred and thirty-six graduated conch pearls measuring from approximately 12.19 to 3.44mm, spaced by seed pearls and facetted diamond beads, the clasp set with brilliant-cut and baguette diamonds, clasp signed Carter, length of shortest row approximately 465mm.


Clasp: Metal tested as white gold. Clasp signed Cartier London. Conch pearls are round, near-round and oval, in white, medium light to medium intense pink, pinkish orange, orange, orangy brown and brown colour, with porcelain to good lustre, majority with typical flame pattern and minor surface blemishes when viewed under 10x magnification. Diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 1.8 - 2.2cts are bright and lively. Seed pearls are round shape, white colour, with very good lustre. Signs of wear to metal, overall 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.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.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.

Catalogue Note

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