14 November 2006
This lot is offered without a reserve
A PAIR OF RUBY AND DIAMOND EAR CLIPS, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS AND A RUBY AND DIAMOND SET, BY MOUAWAD
The ear clips each designed as three leaves of circular-cut rubies to the brilliant-cut diamond borders, 3.5 cm long, with French assay mark for gold; the semi-flexible bracelet designed as a series of overlapping foliate motifs pavé-set with alternately diamonds and rubies, ring en suite, mounted in gold, bracelet 5.5 cm wide, ring size 5¾
The ear clips signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no. 18553; the bracelet and ring with maker's mark for Mouawad (3)
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