The Magnificent Jewels auction will present collectors with extraordinary gemstones including colored diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and pearls. This auction will take place on May 15, 2019, in Geneva. These historical jewels of exceptional craftsmanship by the most sought-after jewelry houses including Cartier, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels and Harry Winston.
A rare aquamarine and diamond tiara by Fabergé (estimate: USD 230,000 – 340,000) will be offered at auction for the first time. Made in 1904 as a wedding gift from Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1882-1945) to his bride Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Cumberland (1882-1963), this Fabergé tiara is of symbolic design with forget-me-not flowers tied with ribbon bows.
An early XIXth century emerald and diamond fringe necklace with royal provenance will be offered (estimate: CHF 1,500,000–2,500,000). Owned by Henri d’Orléans, Duke of Aumale (1822-1897), the jewel was gifted to his goddaughter Princess Hélène of France, Duchess of Aosta (1871-1951) on her marriage on 25 June 1895 to the Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Italy (1869-1931), Duke of Aosta. During the XXth century, the necklace became part of the equally prestigious collection of Sybil Sassoon, Marchioness of Cholmondeley (1894- 1989).
A leading jewel of the auction will be The Jonker V, a beautiful rectangular-cut, D color diamond ring weighing 25.27 ct, set by Harry Winston (estimate: USD 2,500,000 – 3,500,000).
The selection of colored diamonds includes an impressive fancy yellow old cushion cut diamond (estimate: USD 2,500,000 – 3,500,000).
and a superb pendant necklace featuring a pear-shaped emerald of 75,61 ct. Estimate (CHF 2,000,000 –3,000,000).