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.