10 December 2012,
Price realised USD 6,875
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A DIAMOND CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE
Suspending a circular-cut diamond cross, from a single-cut diamond and textured white gold boule neckchain, mounted in white gold, 19 ins.
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