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Quartz, coral, onyx and diamond bracelet. photo Sotheby's

Of geometric design composed of carved tablets of tigers eye, citrine, rock crystal, onyx and coral to a thumb piece accented with circular-cut diamonds, length approximately 187mm. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  11,875 GBP

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Gold and shell cameo parure, 1850s. photo Sotheby's

Comprising: a necklace, pair of bracelets, comb and diadem and pair of earrings set with shell cameos depicting classical and mythological scenes framed by three tone floral and foliate motifs, necklace length approximately 440mm, bracelet lengths approximately 190mm, later extensions, diadem inner circumference approximately 150mm, earrings with hook fittings, detachable pendant drop, fitted tooled red morocco case. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  11,875 GBP

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Enamel and diamond brooch, circa 1910. photo Sotheby's

Decorated with polychrome enamel to a frame and body millegrain-set with single- and rose-cut diamonds, to circular-cut ruby eyes, French assay and maker's marks. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  8,125 GBP

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Hardstone cameo necklace, late 19th century. photo Sotheby's

Designed as a graduated series of cameos carved from various hardstones including chalcedony, labradorite, coral, malachite and lapis lazuli depicting images of a lion, putti, dogs, swans, flowers and butterflies, length approximately 445mm, fitted case. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  6,875 GBP

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Gem-set and diamond brooch, Nardi. photo Sotheby's

Designed as a blackamoor set with a tumbled opal, the hat with an articulated fringe of sapphire briolettes and highlighted with brilliant-cut diamonds, unsigned, Italian assay and maker's marks for Nardi, cased. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  5,625 GBP

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Two flower brooches, Hermès. photo Sotheby's

Each designed as a single flower, both signed Hermès Paris and numbered, French assay and maker's marks to one. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  5,625 GBP

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Citrine and diamond necklace. photo Sotheby's

Designed as a series of faceted citrines, set to the front with surrounds of brilliant-cut diamonds, length adjustable from approximately 375mm to 415mm. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  5,500 GBP

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Gold, agate, pearl, enamel and diamond brooch, mid 19th century. photo Sotheby's

Set with an agate cameo of a mythological scene, within a gold border decorated with black enamel and set with half pearls and highlighted with four rose-cut diamonds, later pendant fitting. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  5,000 GBP

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Pair  of gem-set earclips. photo Sotheby's

Each designed as a flower head pavé-set with various sizes of circular-cut coloured stones including sapphire, tourmaline each centring on a peridot. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  4,750 GBP

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Mineral, gem-set and diamond sculpture, Chaumet, 1979. photo Sotheby's

Mounted with a textured harvest mouse and ears of corn, the mouse holding a pear-shaped citrine with cabochon onyx eyes, and highlighted with brilliant-cut diamonds, measurements approximately, length 220mm, width 145mm, height 190mm, signed Chaumet, British hallmarks for London, 1979. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  4,375 GBP

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Gold, carnelian and diamond pendant, early 19th century. photo Sotheby's

Set with a carnelian intaglio of a Dionysian scene within a textured gold border of volutes and foliate motifs, decorated with four rose-cut diamonds, on a later gold bow brooch, fitted case. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  3,750 GBP

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Shell and diamond brooch, Sterlé, circa 1965. photo Sotheby's

Designed as a bird the body set with a univalve shell to the textured head and tail, accented with brilliant- and single-cut diamonds, signed Sterlé, maker's marks, French assay marks. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  3,500 GBP

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: Viviane Jutheau, Sterlé Joaillier Paris, Editions Vecteur, 1990. For similar examples of bird brooches set in coral, gold and diamonds.

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Gold and diamond brooch, circa 1900. photo Sotheby's

Depicting George and the dragon, highlighted with a circular-cut diamond. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  1,875 GBP

Sotheby's. Jewels. 15 Dec 09. London www.sothebys.com