He packed necklet, ring, and star, with his own hands, in cotton-wool; and the cigarette-box held them so easily that at the last moment, when the box was closed, and the string ready, Raffles very nearly added a diamond bee-brooch at L51 10s.
And the diamond ring that cost L95, the necklet for L200, and my flaming star at another L100, all three lay safe and snug in the jeweller's own cotton-wool!
On they came in silence broken only by the patter of their feet and the dry rattling of their bony necklets, till they stood in long ranks before the Black One.
They lifted their heads from the ground like snakes and nodded, and as they nodded the necklets of bones rattled on their skinny necks.
Then all their jewels, their rings and bracelets, necklets
and crowns were brought, but they, too, were equal.
And of course Miss Brill's fur necklet
cries when put away in its box.
5 grams) * TIMEPIECES: From left, Pierpont fob watch with metal necklace; Gold Liga watch with leather strap; and a 9ct gold Chateau bracelet watch (35 grams) * VALUED: From left, silver earrings and 9ct green and white cluster ring; 1892 Victorian overeign necklace in leaf mount; and a 9ct gold half-patterned, half-plain wishbone ring (s) * SPECIAL: Above, 9ct Prince of Wales necklet
and St Christopher; left, 9ct gold man's identity bracelet (81 grams); top right, 18ct gold diamond ring, diamond weight .
Other jewellery they took included a gold cartouche with Egyptian hieroglyphics and chain, a tricoloured gold necklet
and a gold dress ring with emeralds and diamonds.
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The silver and marble inkstand was absent, as was a pearl necklet
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Rose Morgan, Phillipa Dearle, winner of the Mikimoto necklet
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