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A diamond ring, by Cartier. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011

The circular-cut diamond weighing 5.09 carats to baguette-cut diamond shoulders with plain hoop, with original receipt dated 28 July 1955. Numbered 16195. Estimate £100,000 - £140,000 ($163,500 - $228,900). Price Realized £169,250 ($276,724)

Accompanied by report no. 5121741784 dated 25 October 2010 from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) stating that the diamond is F colour, VS1 clarity and original receipt dated 28 July 1955

Christie's. Important Jewels , 8 June 2011, London, King Street www.christies..com