The British Royalty is known across the world for creating and owning the most magnificent jewelry. The Crown Jewelry created by the Royal’s Crown jeweler has forever been the envy of many a collectors and connoisseurs. But here is a chance for all those who have wished to own a piece of crown jewelry as Guersney is auctioning a beautiful piece of jewelry worn by Princess Diana at its Iconic Objects and Documents sale featuring artifacts belonging to the Princess in New York. Among the many magnificent pieces created by the Crown Jeweler for the Royal’s the exquisite Swan Lake Suite of Jewels made in 1997 for Princess Diana is definitely one of the best. The beautiful necklace with matching earrings was made keeping in mind Princess Diana’s exquisite taste and her affinity for South Sea Pearls.
The Crown Jeweler offered the beautiful necklace complete with five matching diamonds to the Princess to wear at a special performance of Swan Lake at Royal Albert Hall. However, the earrings were not ready in time for the performance, so Diana was seen flaunting earrings from her own collection. People Magazine even chose a photo of Diana looking resplendent at this event wearing the precious necklace, for the cover of its Yearbook 1998. After the performance Diana returned the necklace to the Jeweler. However, due to her sudden tragic death she never had the opportunity to wear the complete set with earrings ever again.
The beautiful set thus remained in possession of the Crown Jeweler and Garrard and is now referred to as the Diana, Princess of Wales Swan Lake Suite. The necklace comprises of 5 matching cultured pearls (12 mm), 11 marquise diamonds (7.71 carat), 3 marquise diamonds (0.88 carat) and 164 diamonds (42.35 carat). The earrings contain 2 matching cultured pearls (12 mm) and 6 marquise diamonds. Not surprising, this suite is expected to fetch between $1,500,000 and $2,500,000.
So if you are interested in owning this very special suite, you had better be present at this auction which will take place on 24th September at Park Avenue armory, New York.