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    Sale 7442

    Jewellery

    12 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 182

    AN ANTIQUE RUBY AND DIAMOND SNAKE NECKLACE

    Price Realised  

    AN ANTIQUE RUBY AND DIAMOND SNAKE NECKLACE
    The head set with a pear-shaped ruby weighing 7.28 carats within a pavé-set diamond surround to the flexible body with rectangular-shaped ruby back and single-cut diamond sides, detaching to form two bracelets, circa 1850, 43.0 cm long
    Accompanied by report no. 0127122 dated 17 May 2007 from the Gem-A Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, no evidence of heat treatment


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