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Boehmer et Bassenge at Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels Auction

Boehmer et Bassenge diamond earrings

Christie’s has been chosen by Boehmer et Bassenge to launch their new Maison de Haute Joaillerie, based in Paris, by introducing two masterpieces from their first collection.

 

The Maison’s name is in honour of Charles Boehmer and Paul Bassenge, Parisian jewelers who created an outstanding and historically famous diamond necklace at the end of the reign of Louis XV.

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Reproduction of the famous diamond necklace at the center of the “Scandal of the Necklace” during Marie Antoinette’s reign

 

From that extraordinary history of lavish designs, today the atelier Boehmer et Bassenge creates great jewels to pay homage to that same heritage.

Quality is paramount, and a very few and extremely exclusive pieces will come to life out of the workshop, two of which, a pair of diamond earrings and a necklace, will be presented and auctioned by Christie’s Geneva during the upcoming Magnificent Jewels auction, that will take place in Geneva next November 15th. CC

Boehmer et Bassenge diamond earrings
Boehmer et Bassenge Miroir de l’Amour earrings

Miroir de l’Amour are the world’s largest perfect pear-shaped diamond drops ever to be offered at auction. Each drop is a D colour, Flawless clarity diamond of 52.55 and 50.47 carats, with symmetrical cuts.

Such a perfection is rare to be seen. The center stones sit below 30 Internally Flawless D colour diamonds in pear and marquise-cuts weighing 20.41 carats, bringing the total weight of the earrings to a stunning 123.43 carats. The estimate for the earring is US$20-30m.

Boehmer et Bassenge Necklace
Boehmer et Bassenge Le Jardin d’Isabelle Necklace

Le Jardin d’Isabelle is a mesmerising diamond necklace containing three very important D Colour, Flawless clarity diamonds of 31.38, 12.11, and 8.07 carats.

Composed into a garland of flowers and accented with intense pink diamond bows, it is a necklace of pure quality and importance, made from 176 white pear-shaped, marquise-cut and round shaped diamonds, accounting for 91.80 carats.

All stones are of D colour and Flawless clarity. With an intense colour, the pink accents are made of 258 diamonds, accounting for 3.92 carats.

Every step of the design process is preserved, including the designer’s original gouache drawings, which are part of the offering. Estimate of Le Jardin d’Isabelle necklace is US$8-12m.

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1 comment on “Boehmer et Bassenge at Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels Auction

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