Lot 322. A fine antique diamond riviere, circa 1850. Estimate £40,000 - £50,000 ($78,840 - $98,550). Price Realized £110,400 ($217,598).Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2006

Comprising twenty-four graduated old-cut diamond collets to the pavé-set diamond floral clasp, mounted in silver and gold, each collet with small blue enamel plaque on either side, having E for Elizabeth and its number in Roman numerals, circa 1850, 36.0 cm. long, in original green leather case crown embossed 'E' for Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria (1878-1960)  

Provenance: by family tradition, given by Emperor Franz Joseph (1830-1916) as wedding gifts to Archiduchess Elisabeth of Austria (1878-1960), on her marriage in 1903 to Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein (1869-1955), thence by descent 

Christie's. IMPORTANT JEWELLERY, 6 December 2006, London, King Street