Featuring over 400 lots, Christie’s Geneva auction of ‘Magnificent Jewels’ on November 10 will present jewels with prestigious provenances, exceptional diamonds, rare coloured stones, top quality natural pearls and signed jewels.
Here are the highlights of this fabulous auction.
Elena di Francia, Duchess of Aosta’s fabulous emerald and diamond fringe necklace (estimate: US$1,479,907-2,449,501)
THE PINK: the largest cushion-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond at auction. Weight: 16.08 carats. Estimate: US$22,453,759 – $27,556,886)
A Burmese ruby and diamond ring of 11.01 carats. Estimate: US$785,882 – $1,173,719.
A very fine single strand and diamond necklace, with marquise cut diamond clasp. Estimate: US$969,594 – $1,479,907.
A D colour internally flawless diamond ring set with a pear brilliant-cut diamond, weighing circa 50.48 carats. Estimate upon request.
A rare bluish grey diamond ring, weighing circa 25.00 carats. Estimate US$1,173,719 – $1,479,907.
A Belle Epoque enamel and diamond tiara, by Chaumet. Of Kokoshnik design, composed of a series of graduated translucent royal blue plique-à-jour enamel curved panels, each overlaid with old-cut diamond trailing forget-me-not floral motifs, interspersed with collet-set diamond lines, to the cushion-shaped diamond openwork cartouche centre and similarly-set upper border, circa 1910, mounted in platinum and gold, with a later fitted case. Estimate: US$380,000-550,000.
Queen Elena of Italy wearing her two-strand natural pearl necklace.
Jewels of Provenance: two-strand natural pearl necklace. A gift from King Umberto I of Italy to his wife Queen Margherita, and later worn by Queen Elena of Italy. Estimate US$489,900 – $683,819.
Elena di Francia, Duchess of Aosta, wearing the emerald necklace which she received on her wedding day to the Duke of Aosta from her godfather, Henri d’Orléans, Duke of Aumale.
A pair of Colombian emerald and diamond ear pendants. Each octagonal step-cut emerald weighing approximately 13.56 and 12.91 carats are of Colombian origin with no signs of treatment. Estimate: US$2,449,501 – $2,959,814.
19th century brooch which combines outstanding craftsmanship, beautiful old cut diamonds and exceptional natural pearl drops. Estimate: US$816,500 – $1,020,625.
An important coloured diamond ring set with a fancy intense pink rectangular diamond, weighing approximately 7.07 carats. Estimate: US$4,592,814 – $5,307,252.
A very fine single strand and diamond necklace, with marquise cut diamond clasp. Estimate: US$1,479,907 – $1,939,188.
A diamond and onyx “double-panther” bracelet, by Cartier. Estimate: US$408,250 – $612,375.