Important Natural Pearls  

Important Natural Pearls

natural pearls

Sunday, April 3 | 12pm CT

Monday, April 4 | 10am CT

Contact: Alexander Eblen

312.334.4233 or

Chicago Exhibition Times

Wednesday, March 30 | 10am – 5pm
Thursday, March 31 | 10am – 5pm
Friday, April 1 | 10am – 5pm
Saturday, April 2 | 10am – 3pm
Sunday, April 3 | 12pm – 4pm

New York Exhibition

Waldorf Astoria

Tuesday, March 8 | 10am – 5pm
Wednesday, March 9 | 10am – 5pm
Thursday, March 10 | 10am –3pm

Among the highlights of our estate jewelry collection this spring are numerous natural pearl pieces, including four necklaces in single and double strand styles and a significant brooch.  The latter contains a 12.00 x 11.00 mm drop shape pearl and nearly nine carats of old European cut diamonds in a platinum navette shape setting.  Of note, the brooch comes from the collection of Dellora Baker Gates, wife of the late John W. Gates. The couple’s steel and oil fortunes (Mr. Gates was a founder of Texaco Oil Company) contributed to the municipal development of the St. Charles, IL.  In 2012, a natural pearl pendant from Mrs. Gates’ collection brought $389,000. 

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