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Event Date12 May 03:00 PM CEST | Live auction 20028

Magnificent Jewels including the Alrosa Spectacle Diamond

Magnificent Jewels including the Alrosa Spectacle Diamond

Sale Overview

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels live auction 2021 at the Four Season Hotel des Bergues in Geneva features a curated selection of historic and modern Jewellery from all periods as well as the most famous Jewellery houses such as Cartier, Boucheron, Tiffany & Co., Chaumet, Reza, Van Cleef & Arpels and many more.

This upcoming sale’s highlights include a wide selection of exceptional diamonds and coloured stones, including the Alrosa Spectacle Diamond, a 100.94 carat D colour Internally flawless clarity diamond, a Chaumet Art Deco pearl and diamond brooch, a Reza 19.18 carats Colombia emerald and diamond ring, a Van Cleef & Arpels sapphire mystery-set bracelet, a 7.58 carats bluish-green diamond ring and many more.

Furthermore, Christie’s Geneva is extremely honoured to present 10 important sapphire and diamond jewels, comprising 9 jewels which once belonged to Stephanie de Beauharnais family, the adoptive daughter of Napoleon; as well as a magnificent crown once owned by Queen Maria II of Portugal.

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Auction times
12 May 03:00 PM (CEST) Lots 1-146

Our specialist’s selection

Brought to you by

Max Fawcett

Max Fawcett

Head of Department | Jewellery

Max Fawcett joined Christie’s in 2015 and today is heading the department and is responsible for valuations, client engagement/development and business getting for Geneva’s biannual Magnificent Jewels sales alongside our other international auctions.

A recognized auctioneer across sales in London, Geneva, Hong Kong and New York, he has held the gavel for many record breaking sales including Maharajas and Mughal Magnificence in 2019 which grossed $109.3 million dollars, the highest total for any auction of Indian art and Mughal jewelled objects.

Having started out in Munich as an apprentice to an antique jeweller, he soon moved to New York and from there to Geneva where he is based today.

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