Magnificent Diamond Ear Pendants

June 8, 2014By


A magnificent pair of diamond ear pendants sold on May 27, 2014 in Hong Kong at the Christie’s auction for HK$75,160,000 (US$9,738,684)

Each suspending a pear-shaped diamond weighing 25.49 and 25.31 carats, surmounted by a pear-shaped diamond weighing 2.45 and 2.33 carats, spaced by a brilliant-cut diamond weighing 0.73 and 0.65 carat, mounted in 18k white gold, 5.1 cm long

Accompanied by two reports nos. 2155849682 and 2155922825 dated 9 January 2014 and 20 March 2014 from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) stating that the 25.49 and 25.31 carat diamonds are D colour, internally flawless clarity, with excellent polish and symmetry

Also accompanied by two supplemental letters from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 25.49 and 25.31 carat diamonds have been determined to be type IIa. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure type of diamond and often have exceptional optical transparency. Type IIa diamonds were first identified as originating from India (particularly from the Golconda region) but have since been recovered in all major diamond-producing regions of the world. Among famous gem diamonds, the 530.20 carat Cullinan I and the 105.60 carat Koh-i-noor, are examples of Type IIa

Accompanied by four reports dated 20 October 2004 to 3 February 2014 from the Gemological Institute of America with the following details:

Report Weight Color Clarity Cut

13678131 2.45 D Internally Flawless Pear
1132867977 2.33 D Internally Flawless Pear
2127999634 0.73 D Internally Flawless Brilliant
1165821523 0.65 D Internally Flawless Brilliant

Please note that one certificate is more than 3 years old and might require an update (2)

25.49 25.31 克拉梨形D/IF Type IIa鑽石耳墜,配以2.542.330.73
克拉梨形及圓形D/IF 鑽石,附GIA證書,鑲18k白金,耳墜長度5.1 厘米

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I am a Graduate Gemologist trained at GIA in New York. I hold an MBA from Cranfield University, United Kingdom and a Bachelor degree in Mathematics. My earlier profession was a banker until I found jade in Myanmar in the early 90s. I have traveled to the fabled Hpakan Jade mines and Mogok in upper Burma with my second son. Three of my children were also Graduate Gemologist, GIA and they are deal in diamonds.

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