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Pair of coral, emerald, cultured pearl and diamond earclips, Michele della Valle

Each set at the top with a button-shaped oxblood coral supporting a long fringe composed of a round diamond, a cushion-shaped emerald bordered by small round diamonds, a cultured pearl, and black and white diamond rondelles, anchored by a coral drop, mounted in 18 karat white gold, maker's mark MdV. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD

Sotheby's. Important Jewels. 04 Feb 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's