Christie’s will hold its Magnificent Jewels auction at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva on 18 May 2016.
More than 280 lots estimated in excess of CHF 110 million (£78 million) will be on offer, including the Oppenheimer Blue diamond and jewels from the collection of H.S.H. Gabriela Princess zu Leiningen.
Jewels from noble, private and important collections, as well as prestigious examples of 19th Century, Belle Epoque, Art Déco, retro and contemporary jewellery designs will also be auctioned.
Rahul Kadakia, international head of jewellery at Christie’s, comments: “It is a privilege to offer jewellery spanning from spectacular 19th Century examples to more contemporary designs. To present together a selection of the superb jewels from the collection of H.S.H. Gabriela Princess zu Leiningen, alongside the largest fancy vivid blue diamond to be offered at auction and a private collection of 36 jewels mainly by Van Cleef & Arpels, is incredibly rare and the perfect start to the 250th anniversary of Christie’s.”