Unique, flawless diamond set of pear-shaped diamond earrings by Harry Winston will definitely be the highlight of the upcoming Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels Auction. With D/VVS2, 16.21 and 15.67 carats, these magnificent pieces of jewelry are expected to fetch a sum between $3.2 million and $3.9 million.
Other notable pieces of jewelry include a 12.6-carat fancy brown-orange diamond ring that was offered to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton in 1975 while they were in Africa is estimated at $600,000 – $800,000, but the starlet refused in efforts to build a hospital in Botswana. Antique Indian jewels collection of Mexican movie star María Félix (1914-2002), that includes a brooch, bracelet, necklace, and ear pendants will also be sold. This set dates back to the 19th century and will be offered as a single lot with an estimate of $1 million to $1.5 million.
A Belle Epoque old-cut diamond tiara made by one of the most famous Italian Jewelers of all time, Filippo Chiappe for the wedding of Count Carlo Raggio and Marchioness Tea Spinola in 1909, is said to estimate $320,000 to $530,000. A diamond, colored diamond, onyx and emerald tiger brooch created by Cartier in the 1960s, is valued $290,000 to $380,000. This brooch is designed as a tiger hanging from a baguette-cut diamond hoop, its body, tail and head set with yellow diamonds striped with onyx, the eyes as two pear-shaped emeralds.
Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels Auction will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues on May 16. There, the auction house will offer more than 340 lots estimated to bring in more than $50 million. [Christie's]