22 April 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 32,500
Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND LONGCHAIN NECKLACE
Composed of eighty-four cushion-cut collet-set sapphires, alternately spaced by nineteen collet-set diamonds, joined by a pavé-set diamond claw clasp, mounted in 18k white gold, 49 ins.
The total weight of the sapphires is approximately 140.37 carats
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