Geneva Jewellery Specialist Angela Berden highlights three of her favourite pieces from our upcoming May sale in Geneva, and offers a glimpse into the styles and techniques that helped define their era.
These Bulgari earrings are timeless classics: the playful juxtaposition of the grey and white pearls makes a striking contrast against the traditional cluster surround. The outer ray of diamonds – mounted as sunrays – give a more contemporary feel.
The use of green chalcedony is typical of Van Cleef & Arpels during the 1970s, a period known for experimental and daring design. This statement necklace ties together vibrant colour with clean, simple lines; a striking piece delicately constructed to ensure each element sits perfectly against the skin.
Philippe Wolfers, a name that rarely comes up at auction, was known for his Art Nouveau aesthetics. This jewel-encrusted choker was designed around the turn of 20th Century. Cleverly combining Plique-à-jour enamel with watermelon tourmalines, opals and rubies showcasing a string of flowers and foliage to full effect.