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    Sale 1368

    Jewels : The Geneva Sale

    13 May 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 162

    A PAIR OF UNIQUE AQUAMARINE, EMERALD, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS, BY PRINCE DIMITRI

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    A PAIR OF UNIQUE AQUAMARINE, EMERALD, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS, BY PRINCE DIMITRI
    Of geometric design, each elongated rectangular-cut aquamarine weighing 39.44 and 37.41 carats bordered by calibré-cut emerald and sapphire arrow-shaped motifs, suspended from a diamond, sapphire and emerald similarly-designed surmount, mounted in platinum, 10.5 cm long, in a Prince Dimitri fuchsia velvet case
    With maker's mark for Prince Dimitri


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    Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia grew up in Versailles, descended from a long line of European royal families. His interest in gems and jewellery was sparked early, when his paternal grandmother, Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, related first-hand the legendary jewellery collection of her mother and grandmother, the Grand Duchesses Helen Vladimirovna and Maria Pavlovna of Russia. Following a 17 year career with the auctions in New York, Prince Dimitri launched his first collection in 1999, which was successfully sold at Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. In 2008, he and his business partner, Todd Morley, opened a private salon at 5 East 57th Street in New York, offering unique jewels designed by Prince Dimitri himself. The striking earrings offered here are a personal work, incorporating his favourite combination of colours, green and blue, together with a bold, yet elegant design.