Natural pearl, seed pearl, ruby, enamel and diamond necklace, early 20th century
3,000 to - 5,000 GBP
Natural pearl, seed pearl, ruby, enamel and diamond necklace
early 20th century
The front with three rows of graduated natural and seed pearls, each side with a target motif centring on an oval ruby, encircled by white enamel and rose-cut diamonds in millegrain borders, continuing to the back two rows of natural and seed pearls, length approximately 390mm.
Accompanied by two gemmological reports.
Accompanied by GCS report no. 80262-54, dated 3rd June 2020, stating that the pearls are natural, saltwater. Pearls measure approximately 1.8-5.6mm. Any pearls below 3mm are seed pearls and may be natural or cultured.
Accompanied by GCS report no. 80263-19, dated 3rd June 2020, stating that the rubies weighing approximately 0.80 carats in total are Burmese, no indications of heating. Unsigned. Pearls of cream body colour, slightly irregular shape, medium to high lustre, some with banding and pitting to nacre. One area of white enamel with light scratch. Rubies with very light surface wear. Clasp secure with safety catch. Gross weight approximately 16.7 grams. Overall condition good.
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