Lot 176. A pair of sapphire and diamond 'mystery-set' earrings, by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1960s. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 312,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018
designed as two circular-cut diamond leaves suspending a detachable mystery-set sapphire drop, with a diamond-set cap, 1960, 2 ins., mounted in platinum. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, N.Y., no. 297840.
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller.
Note: These earrings were purchased from Van Cleef & Arpels in May 1960.