Lot 163
  • 163


8,000 - 12,000 USD
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Centering a natural pearl measuring approximately 10.1 mm, the petals composed of carved pink tourmalines, the mounting pavé-set with round diamonds and cabochon orange tourmalines, size 6¼, signed Taffin, numbered TF963, with maker's mark.


In good condition with minor scratching to the interior of the shank, commensurate with wear. The metal stamped PT950. The diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.99 carats are approximately G-I, VS clarity, with some SI examples. The medium orange tourmalines accenting the petals shank are slightly included. The medium light to medium pink tourmalines are moderately included. The white button-shaped pearl with moderate rose and green overtones, very good luster, with moderate blemishes including minor pitting, wrinkled skin and minor ringing. The flower petals are slightly loose in the mount. Accompanied by GIA report no. 1192287746 dated April 13, 2018 stating that the pearl is natural, saltwater.
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by GIA report no. 1192287746 dated April 13, 2018 stating that the pearl is natural, saltwater.