Geneva Magnificent Jewels Highlights Tour 2017
Worldwide, March – May 2017
Christie’s upcoming auction of Magnificent Jewels will take place on 17 May at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues. The jewels were exhibited for a long stretch in New York, from 21-25 April and from 5-8 May alongside the 20th Century Art preview, before they return to Geneva.
The highlights on view will include a fantastic 92 carat D Flawless heart shaped diamond pendant. The Maison de Haute Joaillerie was launched last year. It was named in honor of Charles Boehmer and Paul Bassenge, Parisian jewelers of the 18th century.
Working exclusively with a handful of large, D color, Flawless clarity diamonds of perfect polish and symmetry, combined with years of experience and preparation, the Maison Boehmer et Bassenge creates exceptional pieces of jewelry in honor of the craftsmanship of their eponym. With an uncompromising attitude to quality, just a few pieces are produced each year. Because Christie’s sold the first unique jewels over the course of 2016, they are pleased to present two further pieces this spring in Geneva.
In June 2004 Christie’s was proud to offer for sale “The Doris Duke Collection”. They were sold to benefit The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. It totaled just under US $12 million. At the time, it was the highest sale total for any private jewelry collection sold at auction in America.
Another highlight is the property of an elegant Lady, an impressive diamond necklace by Chopard. Suspending a pear-shaped diamond weighing approximately 56.03 carats, and offered with an estimate of US$5-7 million.
Diamonds in all colors, such as a Fancy Deep Blue square-cut diamond weighing approximately 4.05 carats (estimate: US$4.2-5.2 million). The 7.97 carats Fancy Intense Blue cushion-shaped diamond, carrying an estimate of US$2.5-3.0. Signed jewelry from the most famous houses will be all be part of the Magnificent Jewels sale on 17 May.