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 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 pieces up for auction is a pear-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond with a modified brilliant cut and 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 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, Mary’s property, 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.
A sapphire brooch from society figure Daisy Fellowes made in Cartier’s London workshop in 1940 also promises to highlight 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 Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, and famed society figure Daisy Fellowes.
It is sure to draw bidders from across the world to an auction for every rare and authentic jewelry collector.