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Colored stone, freshwater pearl and diamond necklace/brooch combination

The multi-stranded torsade composed of numerous emerald, sapphire and ruby beads, spaced by freshwater pearls and accented by fluted gold beads and rondelles, completed by a ram's-head clasp with marquise-shaped sapphire eyes, further decorated with 82 round diamonds weighing approximately 4.60 carats, mounted in 18 karat gold, length 16½ inches, clasp detaches to be worn as brooch with removable tassel pendant of similar design, accompanied by brooch fitting. Tassel pendant not illustrated. Est. 25,000—35,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD

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