Princess Elizabeth von Thurn und Taxis wears super jewels for Sotheby’s auction ♦ ︎
He spent his childhood in the grand palace with 500 rooms of St Emmeram in Regensburg, Bavaria. Inside, Princess Elizabeth von Thurn and Taxis she grew up along with her mother’s large contemporary art collection, Princess Mariae Gloria. Nobility, art, wealth. It is no surprise that Sotheby’s now asked Elizabeth von Thurn and Taxis to wear the Magnificent Jewels that will go to the auction in Geneva on November 13th.
Among the 450 pieces on sale there are period jewels, from the 1920s, but also contemporary ones. We have already talked about the Art Deco bracelet made by Cartier in 1927, set with a Burmese sapphire cabochon weighing 46.07 carats and two diamonds of 8.60 and 9.27 carats.
Also with the precious blue stone, a fan-shaped 1937 Cartier brooch is made, with a cushion-cut sapphire of 9.09 carats, other sapphires of different sizes, and brilliant-cut diamonds and baguette. Equally precious, again by Cartier, is a tiara-necklace from the 1930s. The central panel is detachable, pierced, between a graduated series of palmettes and arrowhead motifs, set with circular cut and cushion-shaped diamonds. In addition to turning into a necklace, the central element can be detached and transformed into a brooch.
And always by Cartier, dated 1227, are the emerald pendant / brooch and an imposing seventies necklace, also of emeralds and diamonds. A Bulgari necklace, also from the Seventies, with diamonds and sapphires is also very strong. Collector stones are not missing: the top is a 3 carat blue diamond mounted on a ring. It is estimated at between 7 and 4.7 million Swiss francs. For contemporary jewelery, there are the Jar-signed earrings with amethyst, Ceylon sapphire and diamonds. Federico Graglia