4 June 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,062
Estimate GBP 700 - GBP 900
A pair of diamond and gem cluster earstuds
Each with brilliant-cut diamond entremblant flowerhead cluster centre to a multi-flowerhead surround, each with diamond centre and ruby, sapphire or emerald border, with ropework detail (2)
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