Friday, November 1, 2013

Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels on the Auction Block Again

Sotheby's to Auction Magnificent Jewels in Geneva.

Sotheby's Auction house often showcases their idea of Magnificent Jewels. And from past auctions,magnificent they are.  The newest Magnificent Jewels auction is no exception.  It is full of gorgeous pieces, many dating back hundreds of years.

The Magnificent Jewels sale on 13 November features the Pink Star, one of the world's great natural treasures. This  59.60-carat  beauty is a fancy vivid pink, internally flawless diamond - the largest diamond of this color grade known - and is the most valuable diamond ever to be offered at auction.

Some well know designers in this auction are  Van Cleef and Arpels, Cartier jewelry, and Bulgari among many others.

The diamond is set to be a major highlight of the international auction calendar this year and the much-anticipated sale will comprise over 370 lots, including iconic jewels such as the "Walska Briolette Diamond" brooch, gems with important provenance, impressive diamonds and gemstones, as well as fine period creations signed by the world's most celebrated jewelers.

 You can view details of the auction and see the whole catalog online at Sotheby's.

I have put together a small slide show on my YouTube Channel that highlights my favorite pieces from the auction.  The video has music with it.  It is best seen in full screen (bottom right corner icon to show the details of the pieces.)  I hope you enjoy the show!

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