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A yellow sapphire, diamond and cultured pearl pendant/necklace, by Cartier. photo courtesy Bonhams

The pendant set with a large cushion-shaped yellow sapphire beneath an articulated buckle-shaped surmount pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, suspended from a slightly graduated single-strand cultured pearl necklace, the 8.0-8.9mm., cultured pearls of aubergine tint, highlighted at intervals with pavé-set brilliant-cut diamond roundels and spheres, diamonds approximately 7.50 carats total, yellow sapphire untested, signed Cartier, numbered, French assay marks, length 44.8cm. Estimate: £15,000 - 20,000

Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 22 Sep 2010 New Bond Street www.bonhams.com