15 April 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,000
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
A sapphire and diamond ring by Van Cleef & Arpels
The flared design half-hoop claw-set with a graduated line of sapphires, with diamond points, to a tapering hoop
Signed Van Cleef & Arpels N. Y. S.
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