Is it any wonder I love pearls so much. Any news at all on the subject of these magnificent gems,which happily I get to work with daily, and my ears generally prick up. In my lateest Jewellers Trade magazine there was an article about Christie’s June Jewel auction written by Michael Rees I believe.
A necklace sold at Christie’s for 1.64m in London this last June. The Pearls pn the 35.6cm long necklace measure approximately from 4.1mm to 10.7 mm. The Piece has an oval mixed cut Ruby Clasps with baguette and brilliant cuts in a deco style which dates from the 20s.
A diamond brooch using natural pearls had the 2nd highest price received at this auction, fetching $660 K, smashing it’s pre auction estimate
These results illustrate the continued strength in the market for natural pearls” said Keth Pention, head of Christie’s London Jewellery Department.