Pair of 18 Karat Gold, Mother-of-Pearl and Diamond 'Rose de Noël' Earclips, Van Cleef & Arpels, France. photo Sotheby's

Set in the center with round diamonds weighing approximately .75 carat, the petals composed of carved mother-of-pearl segments, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered BL6259 and B3001, maker's mark, French assay marks. Est. 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 15,000 USD

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. 09 Dec 10. New York www.sothebys.com