Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels- 16 May 2017

It’s that time of year again! Famous Auction Houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s are having their Spring Magnificent and Noble Jewels Auctions in Geneva. Click HERE to see all of our previous Royal Jewels at Auction. Take a look below at some of the jewels from the Sotheby’s sale that have a royal or noble provenance, which include six necklaces, three earrings, a devant-de-corsage / tiara, and a brooch-

UPDATE– This page has been updated with the Sold prices-

Gem set and Diamond Demi-Parure

Estimate: $49,000-$70,000 Sold: 56,250 CHF ($56,552)

Property from a Noble Collection
Comprising of a necklace set with carved, beaded and briolette sapphires, emeralds and rubies, highlighted with circular-cut diamonds and a pair of matching ear clips, this Demi-Parure is the property of a Noble collection.

Sapphire and Diamond Necklace, circa 1880

Estimate: $300,000-$520,000 Sold: 348,500 CHF ($350,371)

From the collection of a Roman Princely Family

Set with cushion-, oval and pear-shaped sapphires highlighted with cushion-shaped, circular-, single-cut and rose diamonds, this stunning sapphire and diamond necklace, circa 1880, comes from the collection of a Roman Princely Family.

Diamond and Emerald Necklace, circa 1910

Estimate: $160,000-$260,000 Sold: 324,500 CHF ($326,243)

From a Noble Family

Of négligé design, set with two circular-cut diamonds, suspended from millegrain-set circular- and single-cut diamonds connected with knife-edge linking and an ellipse motif set with similarly cut diamonds and calibré-cut emeralds, this Diamond and Emerald Necklace, circa 1910, comes from a Noble Family.

Emerald and Diamond Ear Clips

Estimate: $75,000-$130,000 Sold: 125,000 CHF ($125,671)

Formerly in the collection of the late Duchess Simonetta Colonna Di Cesaro

Set with circular-cut and marquise-shaped diamonds each suspending a swing-set pear-shaped emerald, these emerald and diamond ear clips were formerly in the collection of the late Duchess Simonetta Colonna Di Cesaro, a famous Italian Fashion Designer.

Diamond Ear Clips, Chaumet

Estimate: $620,000-$830,000 Sold: 1,692,500 CHF ($1,701,589)

Property from the collection of a European Noble Family

Each set with a brilliant-cut diamond, supporting a detachable pendant set with a step-cut and a pear-shaped diamond, these earrings come from the collection of a European Noble Family.

Diamond Rivière, mid-19th century

Estimate: $830,000-$1,430,000 Sold: 1,476,500 CHF ($1,484,429 )

Formerly in the collection of Anna Murat, Princess de Poix (1841-1924)

Composed of a graduated line of pinched-collet-set circular-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, this stunning diamond riviere was formerly in the collection of Anna Murat, Duchess de Mouchy, Princess de Poix (1841-1924), who was given this as a wedding gift in 1865. It has passed by descent to the present owner.

Emerald and Diamond Necklace, late 19th century

Estimate: $520,000-$830,000 Sold: 792,500 CHF ($796,756)

From a Noble Family

Composed of a line of pinched collet-set circular-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, and step-cut emeralds, this stunning necklace comes from the collection of a Noble Family.

Diamond Necklace

Estimate: $106,000-$160,000 Sold: 372,500 CHF ($374,500)

Property of a Noble Family

Composed of a line of circular- and single-cut diamonds, the front highlighted with five circular-cut diamonds, this impressive diamond necklace is the property of a Noble Family.

Pearl and Diamond Devant-de-Corsage / Tiara

Estimate: $85,000-$1330,000 Sold: 150,000 CHF ($150,806)

Property of a Lady of Title

Of foliage design, composed of eight detachable motifs, each set with circular-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, highlighted with round white, cream, brown and grey natural pearls, this stunning devant-de-corsage/tiara combination, attributed to Chaumet, is the property of a Lady of Title.

Jadeite, Onyx, Ruby and Diamond Pendant/Brooch, Cartier, circa 1925

Estimate: $106,000-$160,000 Sold: 372,500 CHF ($374,500)

Formerly in the collection of Countess Mona von Bismarck

Set with two carved jadeites on an onyx hoop, highlighted with single- and circular-cut diamonds, the ends set with sugarloaf rubies, this Pendant/Brooch, signed Cartier, belonged to Countess Mona von Bismarck. First married to wealthy American Harrison Williams, Mona married Count Edward von Bismarck, grandson of German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, after being widowed. Known as “the best-dressed woman in the world”, she counted among her friends Salvador Dalí, Cecil Beaton, Presidents Roosevelt and Eisenhower, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Princess Grace of Monaco, Greta Garbo, Cristòbal Balenciaga and Hubert de Givenchy. A bracelet from her collection was auctioned last November. This Pendant/Brooch was first auctioned in Geneva, 13 May 1986, in the Magnificent Jewels of the late Countess Mona Bismarck Sale.

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Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels- 16th May 2017

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