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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert CLICLASP's Avatar
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    Default The 7 strand natural pearls that sold for over 9 millions $ in Geneva yesterday

    Dear PG friends,
    I always dreamed to take a plane to see volcanic eruptions anywhere in the world when it happens, but a bit expensive, isn't ?
    But when I learnt that the biggest orange diamond was for sale on tuesday and the biggest pink diamond was for sale on wednesday, I took the train to see it .
    Were the ladies attending to the windows to present the jewelry intrigued by the specific way I looked at jewelry and asked questions, I don't know but they proposed to show me as many jewelry as I wanted, so I made a photo report on pearls for sale that I will post soon.
    What an adventure !

    in the meantime ...
    http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/j...a-466b466db613

    More by the end of the week...

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    Update :
    If you like photos on pearls, I put again the links on other photo reports I made by the past :

    How old is this pearl ? Play again ! https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2755

    Back from a London journey, more stories about pearls https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3867

    Pearls in Berlin museum https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4301

    Natural and cultured pearls at famous Paris XXVI? Biennale https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6269

    Photo report of pearls in Baselworld https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7648
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    Photo report on pearl exhibitions & museum (Paris, London, Berlin, Basel, Geneva ...) http://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?10427

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    Any whispers about which royals owned it? It certainly is gorgeous.

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    Holy Nacreous Secretions Batman - what a necklace!

    Wonder which royal family found that in the bottom of their jewelry depository and said,
    "Oh that old thing, so early 20th century, let's sell it and buy one of those ten million quid iPhones"

    http://stuarthughes.com/newdawn/prod...roducts_id=116
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    Oy! Definitely a different world from the one I inhabit.
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    Remember what Lao Tseu said : a house (but can be anything) not only belongs to the one who owns it, but also to the ones who see it.
    Seeing this is also a gift of life,
    and here I will share it with you.
    Stay tuned ...
    CliClasp

    My book on clasps' history with lots of pearls in : http://www.editions-terracol.com/en/...h-version.html
    My versatile jewelry : http://e-boutique.anna-tabakhova.com/en/
    My vintage coral : http://www.etsy.com/shop/OnlyVintageCoral
    Photo report on pearl exhibitions & museum (Paris, London, Berlin, Basel, Geneva ...) http://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?10427

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    Breathtaking!!! That might be the most beautiful and elegant multi-strand necklace ever! The clasp is stunning as well! Thank you so much for sharing. I am really looking forward to your pearl photo report

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    So the story of my trip to Geneva is as follows:
    - on tuesday there was the stunning "THE ORANGE" fancy vivid orange nearly 15 carats diamond on sale at Christie's
    - on wednesday there was at Sotheby's, the fantastic "PINK STAR", nearly 60 carats fancy intense pink diamond for sale,
    both being the biggest diamonds ever seen in their color category. Not to mention how wonderful it was, even he best photos you can find do not justice to the color saturation, brightness and sparkle.
    So on tuesday I visited the preview at Sotheby's and attended to the evening Christie's sale where the 9 millions $ pearls were also sold.
    On wednesday I attended to the Sotheby's sale of the pearls I photoshot the day before.
    Below 2 photos of Sotheby's , just to share the atmosphere ...
    Both sales take place in Hotels just 2 minutes walk from each other, in front of the Geneva lake.
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    My book on clasps' history with lots of pearls in : http://www.editions-terracol.com/en/...h-version.html
    My versatile jewelry : http://e-boutique.anna-tabakhova.com/en/
    My vintage coral : http://www.etsy.com/shop/OnlyVintageCoral
    Photo report on pearl exhibitions & museum (Paris, London, Berlin, Basel, Geneva ...) http://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?10427

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    Lovely hotel! I can't wait to see what is in those cases

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    I deliberately make you wait
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    Photo report on pearl exhibitions & museum (Paris, London, Berlin, Basel, Geneva ...) http://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?10427

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    Anna, you are teasing us!

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    yes and moreover I am doing it quietly in the morning when you are all sleeping, ah ah
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    My book on clasps' history with lots of pearls in : http://www.editions-terracol.com/en/...h-version.html
    My versatile jewelry : http://e-boutique.anna-tabakhova.com/en/
    My vintage coral : http://www.etsy.com/shop/OnlyVintageCoral
    Photo report on pearl exhibitions & museum (Paris, London, Berlin, Basel, Geneva ...) http://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?10427

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLICLASP View Post
    yes and moreover I am doing it quietly in the morning when you are all sleeping, ah ah
    Lol that is wicked

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    So, I took the tuesday train that was recorded as the fastest at 578 Km/h... but it was 40 minutes, late, funny isn't ?

    I first went to see the preview at Sotheby's where the nearly 60 carats Pink Star and all collections of the so-called "magnificent jewels" will be for sale the day after.
    I was admiring all that was on display and as I said, the ladies attending to the windows proposed to get the pieces out so that the photos be better.
    Lets' start with a nearly 16 mm natural pearl, on first photo the tuesday preview, on second photo ... the wednesday hammer sale !

    This specific auction was a breathless one, the prices raise so fast, so high, see by yourself, (add about 20% to the hammer price)
    the bidders have to be very concentrated, and before going ahead I can say that on wednesday sale, the same people that those attending to tuesday Christie's sale, were also attending and they were very tired ...

    and below the link to the e-catalogue...http://www.sothebys.com/fr/auctions/...5/lot.141.html
    Enjoy!
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    My book on clasps' history with lots of pearls in : http://www.editions-terracol.com/en/...h-version.html
    My versatile jewelry : http://e-boutique.anna-tabakhova.com/en/
    My vintage coral : http://www.etsy.com/shop/OnlyVintageCoral
    Photo report on pearl exhibitions & museum (Paris, London, Berlin, Basel, Geneva ...) http://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?10427

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    oh what a lovely pearl!

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    You can see it reached 10 times the estimation....
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    My book on clasps' history with lots of pearls in : http://www.editions-terracol.com/en/...h-version.html
    My versatile jewelry : http://e-boutique.anna-tabakhova.com/en/
    My vintage coral : http://www.etsy.com/shop/OnlyVintageCoral
    Photo report on pearl exhibitions & museum (Paris, London, Berlin, Basel, Geneva ...) http://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?10427

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