DIAMOND AND YELLOW SAPPHIRE RING, 'TWO BUTTERFLY BETWEEN THE FINGER', VAN CLEEF & ARPELS | 鑽石 配 黃色剛玉 戒指, 'Two Butterfly Between the Finger', 梵克雅寶（Van Cleef & Arpels）
Estimate: 40,000 - 65,000 HKD
DIAMOND AND YELLOW SAPPHIRE RING, 'TWO BUTTERFLY BETWEEN THE FINGER', VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
鑽石 配 黃色剛玉 戒指, 'Two Butterfly Between the Finger', 梵克雅寶（Van Cleef & Arpels）
Designed as two butterflies, each centring upon a marquise-shaped diamond, to the wings set with brilliant-cut diamonds or circular-cut yellow sapphires, mounted in 18 karat white and yellow gold, signed VCA, numbered, French assay and maker's marks, size 5¼.
Signed VCA, numbered JC003180-50, with French maker's mark, inscribed 750 and with French assay mark for 18 karat white and yellow gold.
Diamonds are about D - E colour and VVS-VS clarity. Yellow Sapphires are of medium to medium dark tone, orangy yellow colour and medium strong saturation, under 10x magnification, there are very minor inclusions and one tiny chip, but all not noticeable with unaided eyes. Signs of minor wear to the metal, overall in very good condition.
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