NATURAL PEARLSThe element of surprise was evident in the room as the audience, with their sharp intakes of breath punctuated by oohs and aahs, watched as a quick succession of natural pearl jewels were hammered down at multiple times their estimates. A necklace sold for $130,000—a record for a natural pearl jewel. The previous record was $80,000 for a pair of natural pearl earrings in 2010.

NATURAL PEARLS
The element of surprise was evident in the room as the audience, with their sharp intakes of breath punctuated by oohs and aahs, watched as a quick succession of natural pearl jewels were hammered down at multiple times their estimates. A necklace sold for $130,000—a record for a natural pearl jewel. The previous record was $80,000 for a pair of natural pearl earrings in 2010.