An antique diamond necklace, circa 1800

Designed as a series of alternating old-cut diamond flowerheads and entwined oval links suspending a detachable diamond-set Maltese cross pendant, with loop terminals for the attachment of a ribbon tie, in closed back setting, mounted in silver and gold, 35.0 cm long.. Estimate £12,000 - £15,000 ($19,392 - $24,240) - Price Realized £37,250 ($60,196)

Christie's. Jewellery. 10 June 2009. London, King Street www.christies.com