After the Important Jewels auction, Sotheby’s is all set for another auction of exquisite jewels. Slated for Nov 17 in Geneva, the auction boasts of a selection of rare natural-colored diamonds and historical jewels. Approximately 400 lots are set for the auction block and are estimated to fetch more than $29.5 million. Among the most anticipated of pieces up for auction is a pear-shaped fancy vivid-blue diamond with a modified brilliant cut and weighing 5.96 carats. It is estimated to fetch between $5.5 million and $7.5 million. A rare cushion-shaped vivid-green diamond with a modified brilliant cut and weighing 2.52 carats is the largest vivid-green diamond ever to appear at auction. This rare green diamond is expected to fetch between $3.1 million and $5.1 million. Besides these two rare pieces, the auction will feature many other colored diamonds which are expected to fetch millions of dollars.
In the section dubbed as “Jewels of Important Historical Provenance,” the ruby and diamond necklace from the 19th century, property of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe is definitely the show stopper. The necklace was created with 24 cushion-shaped rubies balanced with 24 similarly shaped diamonds, mounted in silver and gold and is estimated between $530,000 and $975,000.
A sapphire and diamond demi-parure, circa 1900, inherited from Grand Duchess Maria Pavlova by her daughter Princess Elena of Greece and Denmark, Grand Duchess of Russia, will also be featured in this auction and is estimated to fetch a price between $137,000 and $176,000.
Also sapphire brooch from society figure Daisy Fellowes made in Cartier’s London workshop in 1940 too promises to be the highlight of this auction. The iris shaped brooch with cushion-shaped sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds is estimated to fetch between $152,000 and $249,000.
Besides pieces signed from famous jewelry houses like Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier etc, this auction will also feature pieces from the collections of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia and famed society figure Daisy Fellowes.
An auction for every rare and authentic jewelry collector, it is sure to draw bidders from across the world.