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Rare Emerald and Diamond Tiara Goes Under The Hammer At Sotheby’s

the emerald and diamond tiara was created for Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck
The Emerald and Diamond Tiara Was Created for Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck

Unique luxury Emerald and Diamond Tiara goes under the hammer on May 17 at one of the most important Magnificent & Noble Jewels auction by Sotheby’s in 30 years. The tiara was created with 11 pear-shaped rare Colombian emeralds that collectively weigh over 500 carats. Each emerald has been drilled and held in diamond set cusp motifs, the nine largest tipped by rose diamonds, mounted in silver and gold, later detachable tiara fitting. It is expecting that it will be go for a hefty $10.6 million and lower estimate is $5.3 million.

It is believed that the tiara was commissioned sometime during 1900, possibly from the renowned jewelers Chaumet, by Guido Count von Henckel, First Prince von Donnersmarck, for his second wife Princess Katharina.

Luxury Emerald and Diamond Tiara is on Sotheby’s has recently described the tiara as a crown of foliate and floral inspiration, the base is set with a central row of eleven larger cushion-shaped diamonds, each set between pairs of muguets, above a line of laurel leaf motifs and surmounted by festooned ribbons, pierced and millegrain set throughout with rose and brilliant-cut diamonds, surmount by a row of eleven polished pear-shaped emeralds. [Sotheby’s]

the emerald and diamond tiara was created for Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck
The Emerald and Diamond Tiara Was Created for Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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