As promised, here is my personal selection out of the catalogue of the upcoming auction Magnificent Jewels, which will take place at Christie’s Geneva, next November 11th. Here in my previous post, the auction’s highlights.
I do have a strong penchant for Art Deco jewellery: utterly modern geometric lines which allow these pieces to be worn in a very casual yet sophisticated way even today.
The auction will present quite a few interesting pieces, and here are my favourite:
Pearls are back on trend these day, therefore this creation by Chaumet really cannot be missed:
An evergreen and utterly modern bracelet, by Cartier (imagine it with a white shirt, your favourite denim, a clutch and nude heels):
Back to pearls, with this pair of natural pearls ear pendants:
Finally, to end the “Art Deco section”, here is an authentic sweet heart:
At the auction will also be present very interesting jewels belonging to the Retro (1940s) period, which I cannot ignore here, especially now that November has begun, whose gemstone is citrine (together with topaz).
Of sleek and contemporary design, here is Cartier:
By Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin, a creation more travaillé :
This is the coup de coeur of the day, a ring/watch by Van Clef & Arpels:
Back to the 20th Century now, a few more pieces chosen here and there. Let us stay with watches jewels for a moment:
The beginning of the 20th Century, during the Belle Epoque Stylistic period, has witnessed the flourishing of tiaras and diadems creation, of which here is an exquisite example, featuring a cabochon-cut sapphire:
The following and last piece of this gallery is dramatic and spectacular at the same time, opposing cold and warm hues – great colour contrast by David Webb:
I hope you enjoyed the voyage. You will find all the 390 auction’s lots on Christie’s web site: which one is your favourite?