Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction on 15th of November in Geneva will be led by exceptional lots, with pieces designed by Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, David Webb, Harry Winston. The auction will also feature the debut of jewels from BOEHMER ET BASSENGE’s first collection. According to Christie’s press release, the collection from the new Maison de Haute Joaillerie consists exclusively of large, D color, flawless clarity diamonds. The auction house will be presenting two pieces, which will be on display in Hong Kong, London, New York and Geneva prior to the auction.
“Miroir de l’Amour are the world’s largest perfect pear-shaped diamond drops ever to be offered at auction. Each drop is a D colour, Flawless clarity diamond of 52.55 and 50.47 carats, with symmetrical cuts. Such perfection is rarely seen. The center stones sit below 30 Internally Flawless D colour diamonds in pear and marquise-cuts weighing 20.41 carats, bringing the total weight of the earrings to 123.43 carats. Estimate of Miroir de l’Amour earrings is US$20-30m.”
“Le Jardin d’Isabelle is a mesmerizing diamond necklace containing three very important D colour, Flawless clarity diamonds of 31.38, 12.11 and 8.07 carats. Composed into a garland of flowers and accented with intense pink diamond bows, it is a necklace of pure quality and magnitude, made from 176 white pear-shaped, marquise-cut and round shaped diamonds, accounting for 91.80 carats. All stones are of D colour and Flawless clarity. With an intense colour, the pink accents are made of 258 diamonds, accounting for 3.92 carats. Every step of the design process is preserved, including the designer’s original gouache drawings, which are part of the offering. Estimate of Le Jardin d’Isabelle necklace is US$8-12m.”
What is exceptional is that these pieces will be offered without a reserve price, which according to Christie’s is “something unseen in the auction world for such important pieces of jewelry.”