asta, news — October 21, 2019 at 4:00 am

A blue diamond for Christie’s

Blue diamonds, transformable jewels and rare gems at Christie’s auction in Geneva ♦ ︎

Autumn is one of the two moments of the year (the other is late spring) in which the major auctions of great jewelery are held. The Christie’s auction in Geneva, with its Magnificent Jewels, on November 12th presents a series of pieces of great value, but also of simple (and expensive) gems.

Anello con diamante  fancy deep blue di 7,03 carati montato da Moussaieff
Anello con diamante fancy deep blue di 7,03 carati montato da Moussaieff

The eyes are on a ring with a fancy deep blue diamond of 7.03 carats assembled by Moussaieff, estimated at 7.8 – 10.9 million pounds, and on a diamond ring of 46.93 carats of the highest quality, color D, internally flawless clarity (estimate 2.9 – 3.5 million).
Bandeau di diamanti Art Déco di Cartier
Bandeau di diamanti Art Déco di Cartier

Among the jewels of the catalog shine the transformable jewels, with innovative Art Deco designs by Cartier, including three brooches that were part of the collection of Jane Beatrice Mills, Countess of Granard (1883-1972). Additional items for sale include a superb Cartier Art Deco diamond bandeau, which can also be worn as a crew neck, two bracelets and as a brooch and the iconic diamond necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Anello con rubino sangue di piccione
Anello con rubino sangue di piccione

The auction will also present an unusual Belle Époque brooch in turquoise and diamonds, around 1910, acquired by the Australian soprano Nellie Melba at the height of her career. Among the other prized pieces there are also a pendant with a large 42,97 carat Burmese sapphire, estimated at 1.5 – 2.3 million, an important pair of untreated Colombian emerald earrings of over 7.5 carats each and a ring Burmese ruby ​​red pigeon blood of 3.88 carats.
Orecchini e spilla con turchesi di Pierre Sterlé
Orecchini e spilla con turchesi di Pierre Sterlé

Finally, on the sales counter there is also an important series of 119 natural salt water and diamond pearls (estimate 389,000 – 545,000 pounds) and jewelry of the famous designer Pierre Sterlé, considered emblematic of the Fifties and Sixties.
Visits to the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, Geneva from 7 to 12 November.




Collana Zip di Van Cleef & Arpels
Collana Zip di Van Cleef & Arpels
Anello con smeraldi e diamanti di Jar
Anello con smeraldi e diamanti di Jar
Spilla con zaffiro e diamanti di Cartier
Spilla con zaffiro e diamanti di Cartier

Orecchini con diamanti fancy yellow
Orecchini con diamanti fancy yellow

Anello con diamante fancy intense blue di 5,23 carati
Anello con diamante fancy intense blue di 5,23 carati

Bracciale art déco con smalto, smeraldo cabochon e topazi di Georges Fouquet
Bracciale art déco con smalto, smeraldo cabochon e topazi di Georges Fouquet







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