Thu, 16 Apr 2015

Historical Jewels, Rare Gemstones, and Diamonds to Lead Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels Auction


By Erika Winters

Maria Christina Royal Devant-de-Corsage diamond brooch • Image: Christie's
Maria Christina Royal Devant-de-Corsage diamond brooch

An array of historical jewels, rare colored gemstones, and diamonds will highlight Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on May 13. Leading the sale is the Maria Christina Royal Devant-de-Corsage diamond brooch, a wedding gift from King Alfonso XII of Spain to his wife, the Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria, in November 1879. The brooch is expected to fetch between $1.5 and $2.0 million.

Also highlighting the sale is a pair of antique Indian emerald bangles, a 5.18-carat fancy vivid pink diamond, a pair of Van Cleef & Arpels earrings formerly owned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and a pair of camellia brooches by JAR.

Visit Christie’s for more information.

Antique Indian emerald bangles • Image: Christie's

Antique Indian emerald bangles – Estimate:
$1.5 to $2.0 million

camellia brooch by JAR • Image: Christie's

Pair of camellia brooches by JAR – Estimate: $140,000 to $170,000

55.52-carat D color Flawless clarity diamond  • Image: Christie's

55.52-carat D color Flawless clarity diamond

35.09-carat Kashmir sapphire • Image: Christie's

35.09-carat Kashmir sapphire – Estimate:
$3.0 to $4.2 million

6.25-carat Burmese ruby and diamond ring • Image: Christie's

6.25-carat Burmese ruby and diamond ring – Estimate:
$1.8 to $2.5 million

5.18-carat fancy vivid pink diamond • Image: Christie's

5.18-carat fancy vivid pink diamond – Estimate:
$9.5 to $12.5 million

Van Cleef & Arpels ruby and diamond ear pendants formerly owned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis • Image: Christie's

Van Cleef & Arpels ruby and diamond ear pendants formerly owned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – Estimate:
$250,000 – $350,000

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