Boehmer et Bassenge dazzles in Christie’s Jewels auctions

Le Jardin d’Isabelle, a stunning diamond and coloured diamond necklace, is among the stellar offerings in November’s Magnificent Jewels sales in Geneva and Hong Kong

This season’s Magnificent Jewels auctions feature stunning pieces from Boehmer et Bassenge, a new Maison de Haute Joaillerie named in honour of the 18th-century royal jewellers to King Louis XV.

Geneva Magnificent Jewels boasts exquisite offerings from the atelier on 15 November, led by ‘Miroir de l’Amour’ (Estimate: CHF 20,000,000–30,000,000 / $20,000,000–30,000,000), the world’s largest pear-shaped D colour Flawless diamond earrings, with each stone weighing more than 50 carats, and ‘Le Jardin d’Isabelle’ (Estimate: CHF 8,000,000–12,000,000 / $8,000,0000–12,000,000), a diamond and coloured diamond necklace composed of two pear-shaped diamonds flanking a brilliant-cut diamond garland of flowers, accented with intense pink diamond bows. Both of these lots will be offered without a reserve price, something previously unseen in the auction world for such important pieces of jewellery.

On 29 November, ‘La Promesse du Printemps’ (Estimate: HK$16,000,000–25,000,000 / $2,000,000–3,000,000) stars in Hong Kong’s Magnificent Jewels auction. Inspired by the gardens of Le Petit Trianon, this stunning pair of oval diamond earrings is D colour with flawless purity and perfect symmetry. The earrings exhibit centre stones of more than 11 carats surrounded by a cascade of 196 round and marquise-shaped diamonds, making for an impressive total weight of 47.73 carats of diamonds.