12 October 2004
A PAIR OF AMETHYST, DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE EAR CLIPS, BY ALETTO BROS.
Each designed as a carved amethyst flowerhead, centering upon a circular-cut diamond and sapphire cluster pistil, mounted in gold, in an Aletto Bros. green leather case
Signed Aletto Bros.
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