A coral, amethyst and diamond sautoir, by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1970  © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd

The chain composed of alternating hammered circular, quatrefoil and fancy links, set with cabochon amethysts and coral, suspending a large detachable brooch/pendant, designed as an alisee patèe cross, similarly set with pear-shaped cabochon amethysts, cabochon coral and brilliant-cut diamonds, signed VCA, numbered, maker's marks, French assay marks, chain length 69.4cm., brooch/pendant length 9.0cm., maker's pouch - Sold for £16,200


A coral, amethyst and diamond ring and earclip suite, by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1973  © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd

The ring set with a central cabochon coral, within a surround of oval-cut amethysts alternating with brilliant-cut diamonds, the two pairs of earclips of matching design, diamonds approximately 4.10 carats total, ring signed VCA, numbered, engraved 12 April 1973, earclips with maker's marks and French assay marks, earclips originally formed one pair of pendent earrings and were subsequently converted, ring size J (3) - Sold for £16,800

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