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Pearls and diamonds to love

The Jewellery auction on May 31st will witness the appearance of an extraordinary double string of natural sea-water pearls with a diametre of between six and ten millimetres. A whole host of virtues may be attributed to pearls as well as other gems – often sadly equated with tears – but in this case they have to be tears of joy at the awareness of the fact that, in this case, we are admiring and beholding a miracle of nature offered to us by the randomness of natural events. Eight whole years are necessary for a natural pearl to reach a diametre of eight millimetres and its colour depends on the water in which the mollusc lives. There are multiple possibilities of colour, pink being the most sought-after with black possessing an aura of mystery. The perfection of its form combined with the homogeneity of its colour may give a string of pearls an almost inestimable value. In the Philippines in 1934 the largest pearl (1595 carats) the world had ever seen was found. It was sold in 1969 for two billion Italian Lire. Today, the availability on the market of natural pearls is entrusted to the world’s great auction houses. In the last decade, there has been much interest in natural pearls with price increases that have at times reached more than 300% with the Indian market often being the final destination since this very market has the deepest cultural roots in terms of the appreciation of the rarity and fascination of natural pearls. A further work of great beauty and rarity is represented by an old European cut diamond (8.28 carats, G colour, S12 purity, 13.07 mm x 13.34 mm x 7.78 mm, Blister Geci Milano with certificate) with a good polish and symmetry and faint fluorescence – features that will forever make a timeless piece of jewellery both of utmost fascination and scintillating appeal

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Diamante taglio vecchio europeo di carati 8,28, colore G, purezza SI2
Stima € 30.000 – 60.000