Christie's Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale led by La Legende by Boehmer et Bassenge along with jewels owned by Elizabeth Taylor
April 13, 2017: Christie’s upcoming auction of Magnificent Jewels, taking place on May 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, will present over 250 exceptional jewels under the hammer. Exceptional diamonds and gemstones will lead this season, along with important private properties such as the Cartier and Art Déco collection assembled by Éric Nussbaum, one of Cartier’s most eminent experts. A focus has been set on Italian jewellery design from the 1900s to the present day in the dedicated Dolce Vita section.
The sale will be led by La Légende, a fabulous 92 carat D color Flawless heart shaped diamond pendant (est. US$ 14,000,000 – 20,000,000), signed by Boehmer et Bassenge. The Maison de Haute Joaillerie was launched last year and named in honour of Charles Boehmer and Paul Bassenge, Parisian jewellers of the 18th century. It is the largest D Flawless heart shaped diamond ever to be offered at auction.
Also on offer is a spectacular diamond and platinum necklace along with the ruby and diamond earrings as well as the matching bracelet, both by Cartier, that were once gifted to Elizabeth Taylor.
The auction includes an impressive diamond necklace by Chopard, suspending a D colour pear-shaped diamond weighing approximately 56.03 carats, as well as exceptional jewels created by Graff, De Grisogono and David Morris.
A Pair of Diamond and Mirror Earrings, by JAR, the famously reclusive Paris-based, New York-born jewellery designer is set to make eyes sparkle, as is the works of Viren Bhagat, India’s talented designer, who marries traditional Indian motifs with contemporary designs, often featuring table-cut diamonds, historic stones and delicate tassels.