The 76.02 carat diamond, with perfect color and internally flawless clarity, came from the ancient Golconda mines in India. It is expected to sell for more than US $15 million. In 1993, Christie’s auctioned it in Geneva where it sold for US $ 6.5 million.
CARVED PINK TOURMALINE AND JADEITE BEAD PENDANT, LATE QING DYNASTY The translucent tourmaline of rich pink colour, carved with lotus roots, peach and finger citron, symbolising longevity, suspended from a cord strung with seed pearls and a green jadeite bead.
A TOURMALINE AND JADEITE PENDANT, QING DYNASTY. The translucent pink tourmaline of rich intense pink colour, carved with pine, bamboo and prunus, symbolising the three friends of winter, suspending from a green jadeite bead and seed pearls, strung on a blue cord.