10 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 35,000
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A GROUP OF RUBELLITE TOURMALINE AND DIAMOND JEWELRY
Comprising a ring, set with a modified oval-shaped rose-cut rubellite tourmaline, weighing approximately 15.03 carats, flanked on either side by a half-moon diamond, mounted in platinum; and a pair of ear clips, each set with a modified oval-shaped rose-cut rubellite tourmaline, weighing approximately 9.82 and 9.37 carats, within a circular-cut diamond surround, mounted in platinum and 18k white gold, (ear clips with pendant hoop for suspension)
Ring numbered 1502 (2)
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This lot is offered without reserve.
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