PAIR OF GEM SET AND DIAMOND EARRINGS, MICHELE DELLA VALLE
Each designed as a bee, its head set with circular-cut black diamonds with cabochon ruby eyes, its thorax collet-set with an oval yellow sapphire, its abdomen set with circular-cut black diamonds and yellow sapphires, its wings of carved rock crystal bordered with brilliant-cut diamonds, each suspended from a line of honeycomb-shaped links set with brilliant-cut diamonds and a circular-cut yellow sapphire, post and clip fittings, signed Michele della Valle, numbered, Italian maker's mark.
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Signed Michele della Valle, numbered 11932, stamped with maker's mark for Michele della Valle. Italian maker's mark 1425 RM and 750.
Total weights stated to be:
White diamonds - 1.12 carats
Black diamonds - 1.97 carats
Yellow sapphires - 5.74 carats
Rubies (stated Burmese) - 0.15 carats
Rock crystal - 11.62 carats
Total length approximately 53mm, gross weight approximately 27.19 grams. Condition as new.
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