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  • Catalogue Essay

    A tale was told that Vitellius, a Roman general, financed his entire military campaign on just one pearl from his mother’s earrings. A single pearl is yielded in approximately 10,000 oysters in nature and only a minority of these pearl will be of desirable shapes, sizes and luster. Nowadays, natural pearls make up only approximately 1% of the entire pearl production and pearl oysters are no longer commercially fished. This pair of earrings gathers two pairs of matching natural pearls, one in a round button shape and the other in an appealing drop shape. Set in a style reminiscent of regal jewellery from the 18th century, this pair of earrings is sure to enchant the most meticulous connoisseur.

639

A Pair of Natural Pearl and Diamond Pendent Earrings

Estimate
HK$720,000 - 900,000 
$92,000-115,000

Contact Specialist
Terry Chu
Head of Jewellery, Asia, Senior Director
+852 2318 2038

Jewels and Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2018