08 avril 2019

Deux chefs-d'oeuvre emblématiques de deux périodes clés de l'histoire de la joaillerie chez Sotheby's Genève

Genève – Au mois de mai prochain à Genève, Sotheby’s offrira deux chefs-d’œuvre emblématiques de deux périodes clés de l’histoire de la joaillerie. Dans la foulée de la vente record des Bijoux Royaux de la Famille Bourbon-Parme en novembre dernier, ces deux bijoux jouissent d’une provenance prestigieuse : tous deux ont fait partie des collections de femmes influentes qui ont marqué leur temps par leur élégance et leur style. Le premier est un sublime collier Art Déco en émeraudes et diamants certainement créé par Van... [Lire la suite]

04 juin 2018

Jewels sparkle at Sotheby's this summer

Lot 379. Important diamond necklace, the centre supporting a briolette diamond weighing 20.30 carats, by Cartier. Estimate: £220,000 - £280,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Swing into the summer season with Sotheby’s: The Fine Jewels and online sales bring together a fabulous array of jewels for every occasion. The sales will offer pieces from across the decades – from antique jewels through 1920s chic to contemporary glamour – including eye-catching accessories for daytime as well as elegant evening jewels.... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2018

Impressive diamond tiara, circa 1830

Lot 376. Impressive diamond tiara, circa 1830. Estimate 140,000 — 180,000 CHF. © Sotheby's 2018. Of foliate scroll design, collet-set with cushion-, pear-shaped, circular- and single-cut diamonds, inner circumference approximately 290mm, French assay marks for gold and silver, later fitted case stamped Mellerio.  Provenance: This diamond tiara probably comes from the Bourbon Lignières family. On 12 November 1927 in Lignières, France, Madeleine de Bourbon Lignières (1898-1984),... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2017

13 tiaras sold at Christie's

The Poltimore Tiara. Designed as a graduated line of cushion-shaped and old-cut diamond clusters alternating with diamond-set scroll motifs, each surmounted by old-cut diamond terminals, to the collet-set diamond line, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1870, 19.2 cm maximum diameter, convertible to a necklace and eleven brooches, with screwdriver and brooch fittings, in fitted blue leather case. Sold for £926,400 on 13 June 2006 at Christie’s in London. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006   A late 19th-century diamond... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2017

Diamond tiara, early 20th century

Lot 111. Diamond tiara, early 20th century. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Designed as an upright floral motif flanked by a pair of wings mounted en tremblant, set throughout with circular-cut diamonds and a pear-shaped diamond to the centre, to a headband millegrain-set with rose diamonds, inner circumference approximately 255mm, headband signed Boucheron, French assay and maker's marks, floral motif detachable, band with two rose diamonds deficient.  ... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2017

Diamond tiara

Lot 2024. Diamond tiara. Estimate CHF 40 000 / 60 000 (€ 37 040 / 55 560). © Koller Auctions White gold 750. Set with 13 brilliant-, 7 marquise- and 140 baguette-cut diamonds and enhanced with brilliant-cut diamonds. Total weight of diamonds ca. 35.00 ct. With safety chain on reverse. With box. Koller Auctions. Jewellery - Thursday 29 June 2017, 02.00 PM
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23 décembre 2016

The Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe. A Diamond Tiara, by Cartier, circa 1930s

Lot 497. The Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe. A Diamond Tiara, by Cartier, circa 1930s. Estimation 295,000 — 495,000 CHF. Lot sold 2,410,000 CHF. Photo Sotheby's.  Of geometric design, set throughout with circular-cut diamonds surmounted by a graduated series of thirty-one collet-set diamonds, inner circumference approximately 415mm, signed Cartier, fitted case stamped Cartier, the exterior of the case with monogram and coronet for Mary, Duchess of... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2016


Moussaieff Jewellers. A majestic pear, round and marquise diamond tiara. Moussaieff Jewellers. A magnificent emerald-cut diamond cuff with a total weight of 161.21 carats. Moussaieff Jewellers. Natural fancy intense yellow 73.94 carats VS2 radiant cut diamond DEF colour pear-shape diamonds 64.06 carats.  Moussaieff Jewellers. 91.38 carats Natural Burma sapphire set as a brooch or pendant with yellow diamonds and emeralds with an emerald and diamond necklace. Moussaieff Jewellers. 57.21 carat... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

Diamond tiara, 1920s

Diamond tiara, 1920s. Photo Sotheby's 2011 Designed as a graduated series of open work plaques of palmette, acanthus leaf and floral cluster motifs, pierced and millegrain-set with circular-, single-cut and rose diamonds, inner circumference approximately 260mm, frame circumference approximately 350mm, detachable, most probably the tiara was designed to be worn also as a collier de chien but presently no further fittings accompany this lot, French assay marks, two small stones deficient. Lot 287. Estimate 35,000... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2015

Sotheby's Geneva announces Sale of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels on 12 May

GENEVA.- Sotheby’s auction of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels in Geneva this spring promises a breath-taking array of stunning and important jewels, whose breadth and variety represents a veritable treasure chest of exceptional jewels. The auction, to be held on 12 May, includes ‘The Historic Pink Diamond’, an extremely rare and highly important Fancy Vivid Pink diamond of 8.72 carats, alongside ‘The Sunrise Ruby’, a superb and extremely rare Burmese ruby weighing 25.59 carats with outstanding depth of colour. In... [Lire la suite]