Diamond bangle-bracelet, Buccellati, Italy, circa 1975

The hinged bangle designed as a wide openwork band of foliate motifs, set with numerous round diamonds weighing a total of 10.96 carats, mounted in 18 karat white and yellow gold, signed M. Buccellati, Italy, numbered 6644. With signed box. Est. 25,000—35,000 USD

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 23 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's