A diamond , sapphire  and  emerald  "Panther" ring, by Cartier. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011

Designed as a pavé-set diamond panther, set with cabochon sapphire spots, pear-shaped emerald eyes and a black enamel nose, the tail terminating with a cushion-cut sapphire, mounted in platinum, ring size 5½, with French assay marks and maker's mark. Signed Cartier, no. 230198. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 - Price Realized $122,500

Christies's. Important Jewels, 14 June 2011, New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com