Sotheby’s Geneva will hold its autumn sale of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels on 12 November 2014, offering a selection of historic jewels with noble provenance, diamonds, colored diamonds and colored gemstones. The event will feature an ensemble of exceptional jewels and gems from the collection of Dimitri Mavrommatis, including the exquisite “Graff Ruby”, a superb Kashmir sapphire weighing 27.54 carats, and delightful pieces by the celebrated jeweller JAR.
Collectors will also be given the opportunity to acquire unique pieces with illustrious provenance, including a natural pearl and diamond necklace of historical importance, formerly in the collection of Joséphine de Beauharnais, Queen of Sweden and Norway (1807-1876) and likely once the property of Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814), first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte and Empress of the French.
Creations from some of the world’s most renowned jewellers also include a stunning selection of diamonds and coloured diamonds, along with exquisite gemstones of the highest quality.
The overall estimated value for the 470 assembled lots is in excess of CHF60 million ($62 million).
The sale will also include a vintage collection of art deco jewels, objects and clocks by Cartier as well as bracelet watches by Bulgari.
The jewels will be on show between November 8 and 12 in Geneva.