Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels Auction To Feature Major Jewelry ItemsApril 03, 17
(IDEX Online) – Christie’s will hold a Magnificent Jewels auction on May 17 in Geneva where approximately 250 exceptional jewels will be on the block.
Ahead of the auction, some of the jewels will be exhibited in Hong Kong from March 30 to April 2, in London from April 10-12, New York from April 21-25 and from May 5-8 alongside the 20th Century Art preview, the auctioneer said.
The highlights on view will include a 92-carat D Flawless heart shaped diamond pendant, signed by Boehmer et Bassenge. The Maison de Haute Joaillerie was launched last year and named in honor of Charles Boehmer and Paul Bassenge, Parisian jewelers of the 18th century.
Meanwhile, La Légende is a diamond and cultured pearl necklace containing a 92.15-carat heart shaped, D color, Flawless diamond. Set in a cultured pearl sautoir, it is a necklace of pure quality and magnitude, estimated at $14 million-$20 million. It is the largest D Flawless heart shaped diamond ever to be offered at auction.
The auctioneer will also be selling La Vie Bohème, a pair of chandelier earrings, each with an asymmetrical pink diamond bow, a pear-shaped diamond connecting link, each suspending a marquise-cut diamond weighing approximately 10.07 and 10.05 carats. Each drop is a D color, Flawless clarity diamond, with perfectly symmetrical cuts. The pre-sale estimate for the earrings is $2 million-$3 million.