After a slack year in jewelry auctions, coupled with the current political scenario, Christie’s is gearing up to return auction flavor to Dubai. As a part of the Dubai spring jewelry sale, Christie’s will be putting some interesting pearl jewelry under the hammer as part of the nostalgic eminence of the region’s pearl-diving past. The highlight of the same is a drop-shaped pearl-colored in silver and grey hues that weighs close to 60 carats. The pearl also distinguishes being one of the largest natural saltwater pearls to date and will be made available as a pendant on a diamond-studded chain necklace. The pre-sale estimates for the pearl are set at $250,000.
The auction will see sales of close to one hundred jewelry lots, which should be worth between $5 million and $6.5 million. Other items on sale include a diamond flower necklace set with matching earrings that can also be worn as a tiara, which converts into a tiara estimated between $450,000 and $550,000.