Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels- 15 May 2018

It’s that time of year again, illustrious Auction Houses are having their annual Spring Magnificent and Noble Jewels Sales and a plethora of Royal and Noble Jewels (even more than the ones featured here) are on Auction at the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale in Geneva on May 15th.

Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels- 15 May 2018

Sapphire and Diamond Pendant/Brooch

Estimate: 3,000 — 5,000 CHF

From a Noble Family

This sapphire and diamond pendant/brooch, circa 1910, features an oval sapphire set within a garland-style frame and comes from the collection of a Noble Family.

Emerald and Diamond Bracelet

Estimate: 18,000 — 28,000 CHF

From a Noble Family

An emerald and diamond bracelet, featuring collet-set and step-cut emeralds, from the 1950s, comes from the collection of a Noble Family.

Emerald, Ruby, and Diamond Necklace

Estimate: 25,000 — 35,000 CHF

Property of a Nobleman

Designed as a snake, this emerald, ruby, enamel and diamond necklace, fromt he 1840s, features cushion-shaped and rose diamonds, a pear-shaped cabochon emerald, and cabochon rubies.

Pearl and Diamond Pendants

Estimate: 80,000 CHF— 120,000 CHF

From the Collection of a German Princely Family

Composed of drop shaped natural pearls, capped with rose diamonds and set in seven detachable pendants, these jewels come from the Collection of a German Princely Family. The Pendents were previously on sale at Sotheby’s last November, but were not sold.

Pearl and Diamond Necklace

Estimate: 8,000 — 12,000 CHF

From a European Noble Family

This pearl and diamond necklace of foliate and fringe design, comes from Princess Marie von Hatzfeldt, and has been inherited by the family of her son, Prince Hermann von Hatzfeldt and his wife, Countess Nathalie von Beckendorff.

Emerald and Diamond Clips | Ruby and Diamond Earrings

Estimate: 20,000 — 30,000 CHF | 50,000 — 100,000 CHF

Formerly in the collection of Countess Lanza Di Mazzarino

These emerald and diamond clips, from the 1930s, and ruby and diamond pendent earrings were formerly in the collection of Countess Lanza Di Mazzarino.

Emerald and Diamond Bracelet

Estimate: 340,000 — 475,000 CHF

From the collection of the Marchioness of Londonderry’

This impressive emerald and diamond bracelet, from the 1930s, comes from the collection of Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry.

Emerald and Diamond Brooch

Estimate: 20,000 — 30,000 CHF


Formerly in the collection of Duchess Carla Viscondi Di Modrone Erba

A glittering emerald and diamond brooch, circa 1870, set with a cushion-shaped emerald, comes from the collection of Duchess Carla Viscondi Di Modrone Erba.

Bourbon Parma / Lobkowicz Tiara

Estimate: 120,000 — 180,000 CHF

Property of a Princely Family

This magnificent diamond tiara, circa 1830, comes from the Bourbon Parma / Lobkowicz family and was most recently worn by Princess Edouard de Lobkowicz (born Princess Marie-Françoise of Bourbon-Parma). Click HERE to learn more about the Tiara.

 Important Farnese Blue Diamond

Estimate: 3,500,000 — 5,000,000 CHF

Property of a Princely Family

This historic and highly important Farnese Blue diamond dates from 1714, when King Philip V married Italian Princess Elisabeth Farnese, with an inscription on the box saying: “Remarkable blue brilliant. This historical stone was offered by the Philippine Islands to Elisabeth Farnese, Queen of Spain, wife of Philip V, great grandfather of the Comte of Villafranca, current owner of that stone”.


One thought on “Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels- 15 May 2018

  1. If money were no object, I’d go for the sapphire brooch. Even though the tiara is beautiful, its limited (or non-existent) future use for me works against it. But the brooch I would certainly use!

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