Christie’s announce Magnificent Jewels Auction at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva

. April 27, 2012

On 16 May, two days after the exceptional sale of ‘Jewels for Hope: The Collection of Mrs Lily Safra’, Christie’s Geneva will hold its ‘traditional’ spring auction of ‘Magnificent Jewels’ at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues. More than 340 lots estimated in excess of $50 million will be offered in Geneva, including spectacular jewels created by some of the most remarkable designers of all time.
The most valuable lot of the sale is a pair of pear-shaped diamond earrings by Harry Winston (16.21 and 15.67 carats, D/VVS2, potentially flawless), estimated SFr.3,000,000-3,750,000 / US$3,200,000-3,900,000.

Rahul Kadakia, Head of Christie’s New York and Geneva Jewellery Departments, commented: “Royal Indian jewels, spectacular gemstones, superb diamonds, and a selection of the finest vintage and contemporary jewels will highlight Christie’s 16 May Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva. Jewellery having once belonged to the movie icon Maria Felix and an impressive coloured diamond ring whose history is closely linked to Hollywood legends Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton will also be featured in the sale. A diamond tiara commissioned for the wedding of Count Carlo Raggio and Marchioness Tea Spinola in 1909 completes the selection with its aristocratic presence.”

Viewings in Geneva:
11 May, 2pm-6pm
12 May, 10am-7pm
13-15 May, 10am-6pm
16 May, 10am-1pm

International Tour:
Christie’s New York
20 Rockefeller Plaza
14-15 April, 10am-6pm
16 April 10am-5pm
Beijing
Great Hall, 2nd Floor, The St. Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie
21-22 April, 10am-6pm
Shanghai
The Rose Ballroom I & II, The Peninsula, No. 32, The Bund
32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road
24-25 April, 10am-6pm
Christie’s Hong Kong
22nd Floor, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central
27 April, 10am-6pm
28 April, 10am-5.30pm

Category: Auction News

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