Κυριακή, 24 Μαΐου 2015

Christie's Magnificent Jewels, Geneva, May 13


GENEVA – Christie’s announces highlights of its May 13 auction of Magnificent Jewels in Geneva. The sale is led by the historically important Maria Christina Royal Devant-de-Corsage brooch, which was presented as a wedding gift from King Alfonso XII of Spain to his wife, the Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria in November 1879 (illustrated above). The auction will showcase over 351 spectacular jewels and among the highlights of the important colourless and coloured diamonds is a pear-shaped D-color Flawless diamond of 55.52 carats (estimate: US$8,500,000 – 10,500,000), a rectangular-cut Fancy Vivid Pink diamond of 5.18 carats (estimate: US$9,500,000 – 12,500,000) and an Ashoka-cut D-color Flawless diamond ring of 21.75 carats (estimate: US$2,800,000 – 3,500,000).



Furthermore, the rich array of exceptional gemstones is highlighted by The Pride of Burma, a cushion-shaped Burmese ruby and diamond ring of 6.25 carats (estimate: US$1,800,000 – 2,500,000), Royal Emeralds of India: a pair of antique emerald Indian bangles (estimate: US$1,500,000 – 2,000,000), and a cushion-shaped Kashmir sapphire of 35.09 carats (estimate: US$ 3,000,000 – 4,200,000).



The sale is expected to achieve in excess of US$80 million.















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