SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE
Property of a Private Collector
PAIR OF NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND EARCLIPS
The garland style surmounts set with old mine, old European and single-cut diamonds, suspending gray drop-shaped natural pearls measuring approximately 8.8 x 8.7 mm and 8.4 x 8.2 mm, the base of each pearl inset with a single-cut diamond. Fitted with posts.
Accompanied by GIA report no. 5191529261 dated August 14, 2018 stating that the pearls are natural, saltwater.
In good condition, with minor surface scratches to the mounting, and small areas of tarnish to the reverse side, to the base of clip fittings. Post and clip back fittings appear to be later added. The pendant hooks are not soldered closed. The diamonds, estimated to weigh a total of approximately 3.15 carats, are approximately G-H color, predominantly SI clarity. The natural pearls, one of silver bodycolor, the other of light gray bodycolor, display fair skin, with minor blemishes only visible under very close inspection. Overall length approximately 1⅝ inch. The post and clip fittings with evidence of solder, later added. Fitted with posts for wear on pierced ears. Accompanied by GIA report no. 5191529261 dated August 14, 2018 stating that the pearls were found to be natural, saltwater.
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