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Diamond 'string' ring, JAR, Paris. Photo Sotheby's

The oval diamond weighing 16.04 carats, set within a diamond 'string' platinum mounting, size 6, maker's mark, French assay mark. With signed box with monogram LMS. Est. 350,000—450,000 USD - Lot Sold.  Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  722,500 USD

NOTE: Accompanied by GIA report no. 2105794032 stating that the diamond is F color, SI1 clarity. Together with a letter from the GIA stating that the diamond has been determined to be type IIa.

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Cabochon emerald and diamond ring, JAR, Paris. Photo Sotheby's

The cabochon emerald weighing approximately 27.00 carats, set within a diamond-set surround atop a diamond-set shank, mounted in platinum, size 6, signed JAR, Paris, maker's mark, French assay mark. With signed box with monogram LMS. Est. 400,000—600,000 USD - Lot Sold.  Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  524,500 USD

NOTE: Accompanied by AGL report no. CS 40591 stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin; evidence of faint clarity enhancement (Organic: Oil-Type).

The emerald is purported to have been in the private collection of King Farouk of Egypt.

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Cabochon ruby and diamond ring. JAR, Paris. Photo Sotheby's

The sugarloaf cabochon ruby weighing approximately 16.30 carats, set within a diamond-set surround, with diamond-set shank, mounted in platinum, size 3¼, signed JAR, Paris, French assay mark. With signed box with monogram LMS. Est. 150,000—200,000 USD - Lot Sold.  Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  410,500 USD

NOTE: Accompanied by AGL report no. CS 40590 stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin; Heat enhancement: None.

Sotheby's New York. Magnificent Jewels. 09 Dec 09 www.sothebys.com