I love emeralds. I love most gems at least a little, but emeralds have a special place in my heart.
Christie’s uses the word “unique” in their title for the listing of these earrings, and I think it’s appropriate. They’re really something special.
They’re also rather impressive: each is topped with a pear-shaped diamond of approximately .70 cts. Beneath each diamond is a cascade of cushion-cut emeralds, each leading to a larger emerald (one 5.99 carats and the other 5.68).
I think the latticed way they’re connected and the accents of diamond make these really beautiful. I’d love a chance to see what they’d look like against my hair. I’m not sure what event would be worthy of these but I’m sure I could come up with one if I ever get my hands on these emerald and diamond earrings.
These emerald and diamond earrings was sold to a very lucky buyer as part of the Christie’s Hong Kong Jewels auction on 29 November 2010 for $219,982. For the original lot, please click here. All information about and pictures of this piece are thanks to Christie’s.
Christie’s description: A UNIQUE PAIR OF EMERALD AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS.
Each set with a pear-shaped diamond surmount weighing 0.71 and 0.71 carat, suspending a cascade of cushion-shaped emeralds, centered with a larger cushion-shaped emerald weighing 5.99 and 5.68 carats, to the reverse pavé-set diamond detail, mounted in 18k white gold, 8.6 cm long.
Accompanied by report no. 0809144 and 0809150 dated 30 September 2008 from the Gübelin Gemmological Laboratory stating that the 5.99 and 5.68 carat emeralds are of Colombia origin, with indications of minor clarity enhancement.