It’s that time of year again! The major European Auction Houses are having their annual Royal and Noble Jewellery Sales, and we will be featuring many of them over the next few days, starting with the Royal and Noble highlights from the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale in Geneva today!
Onyx and Diamond Bracelet | Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet |Emerald and Diamond Brooch|Ruby Pendant|Diamond Bracelet|Ruby Ring | Diamond Necklace | Diamond Pendent Earrings
Estimate: 12,000 — 18,000 CHF|20,000 — 30,000 CHF|12,000 — 15,000 CHF|113,000 — 163,000 CHF |8,000 — 12,000 CHF|200,000 — 300,000 CHF
An Onyx and diamond bracelet from the 1920s, milligrain-set with circular-, single-cut and rose diamonds, which is the property of a Lady of Title. A Sapphire and diamond bracelet, circa 1960, comes from a European Prince Family. An Emerald and diamond brooch, circa 1890, is from a Noble Family. A ruby and diamond pendant, from the collection of Count Carlo Gandini, owner of Villa Gaia Gandini. A flexible bracelet and a Chaumet Ruby and diamond ring from a European Noble Family, and a Diamond necklace from a Lady of Title. A pair of diamond pendent earrings set with a foiled pear-shaped diamonds from a European Noble Family.
Estimate: 800,000 — 1,400,000 CHF
From a Royal Collection
A superb pair of emerald and diamond pendent earrings, set with cushion-shaped emeralds weighing 17.01 and 17.71 carats respectively, and include post and clip fittings, which come from a Royal Collection.
Estimate: 200,000 — 300,000 CHF
Formerly in the Collection of Crown Princess Cecilie of Prussia, hence by descent
An Important Fabergé Diamond Tiara, also called the Shamrock Kokoshnik Tiara, circa 1903, from the collection of Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Crown Princess of Prussia, which she received as a Wedding Gift from Russian relatives, along with her Prussian Meander Tiara, in 1906. The Tiara remained with the Royal Family in exile, and was notably worn by her daughter, Princess Cecilie, for her wedding to American Clyde Harris in 1949, and has remained with Crown Princess Cecilie’s descendents until the sale today.
(Interestingly, a Faberge Tiara belonging to her sister-in-law, Grand Duchess Alexandra of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, will be auctioned in Geneva tomorrow)