16 April 2013,
Price realised USD 27,500
USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
AN ANTIQUE AMETHYST AND DIAMOND NECKLACE
Suspending a graduated fringe of pear-shaped amethysts, from a series of oval-cut amethysts, each within an old mine or rose-cut diamond surround with white and black enamel detail, mounted in gold, nineteenth century, 14½ ins.
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