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GENEVA.- A Christies employee displays two unmounted rectangular-cut emeralds, weighing 17.97 and 15.99 carats, with diamond set ring and pendant fitting by Meister in fitted case, formerly the property of French Empress Eugenie (1826 - 1920), are presented during a press preview in Geneva, Switzerland, 01 April 2011. The two rectangular-cut emeralds, weighing 17.97 and 15.99 carats, with diamond set ring and pendant fitting by Meister in fitted case are presented during a press preview in Geneva, Switzerland, 01 April 2011. The gemstones are estimated to fetch between 200.000 and 300.000 Swiss Francs (153.890 and 230.830 Euro) at the Christies jewels sale on 18 May 2011 in Geneva. EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUN.

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GENEVA.- A Christies employee displays two unmounted rectangular-cut emeralds, weighing 17.97 and 15.99 carats, with diamond set ring and pendant fitting by Meister in fitted case, formerly the property of French Empress Eugenie (1826 - 1920), are presented during a press preview in Geneva, Switzerland, 01 April 2011. The two rectangular-cut emeralds, weighing 17.97 and 15.99 carats, with diamond set ring and pendant fitting by Meister in fitted case are presented during a press preview in Geneva, Switzerland, 01 April 2011. The gemstones are estimated to fetch between 200.000 and 300.000 Swiss Francs (153.890 and 230.830 Euro) at the Christies jewels sale on 18 May 2011 in Geneva. EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUN.