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Lot 4Long Braided Gold, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond Slide Necklace, Ilias Lalaounis
18 kt., the braided gold mesh necklace joined by a textured gold panel topped by 12 collet-set round rubies, tipped by polished gold balls, terminating in two stylized detailed lion heads with ruby eyes, its manes decorated with single-cut diamond-set white gold plaques, with ruby and sapphire collars, signed Lalaounis, with maker's mark, approximately 99 dwts. Total length 33 1/2 inches, adjustable.

Sold for $8,750
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Minor dent midway on necklace.

Rubies (on spacer): bright to medium-deep pinkish-red, moderately included, lively.

Sapphires & rubies: medium deep blue and medium pinkish-purplish-red, moderately included, lively.

Good condition.

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