Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels auction will present a huge range of sought-after gemstones on November 12.
The jewels, which include coloured diamonds, pearls, Kashmir sapphires and Burmese rubies will be on view at Christie’s London from 22 to 23 October and at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, Geneva from 7 to 12 November during Christie’s Luxury Sales.
Transformable jewels will star in the sale with innovative Art Deco designs from Cartier, including three brooches formerly in the collection of Countess Béatrice of Granard OBE (1883-1972), estimated at £140,000 -£170,00.
Further pieces in the sale include a superb Art Deco diamond Bandeau by Cartier, which can also be worn as a choker, two bracelets and as a brooch, estimated at £233,000-£389,000 and an iconic diamond ‘zip’ necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels, estimated at £132,000-£210,000.
The auction will also present an unusual turquoise and diamond Belle Époque brooch, circa 1910, acquired by Dame Nellie Melba at the peak of her career, estimated at £195,000-£272,000.
Leading the auction is a Fancy Deep Blue Diamond ring of 7.03 carats mounted by Moussaieff, estimated at £7.8 million-£10.9 million and a diamond ring of 46.93 carats of the highest quality, D colour, Internally Flawless clarity estimated at £2.9 million-£3.5 million.
Also on offer is a sensational Burmese sapphire pendant of 42.97 carats, estimated at £1.5 million-£2.3 million, an important pair of untreated Colombian emerald earrings of over 7.5 carats each, estimated at £0.8 million-£1.2 million and a Burmese pigeon blood red ruby ring of 3.88 carats, estimated at £311,000-£467,000.
An important pearl and diamond necklace of one hundred nineteen saltwater natural pearls will also be offered, estimated at £389,000-£545,000.
Finally there are jewels by renowned jewellery designer Pierre Sterlé, considered to be emblematic of 1950s and 1960s jewellery, estimated at £31,000-£47,000.