Decadent floats, sugary King Cake and endless purple, green and gold beads can only mean one thing: Mardi Gras. On 9 February, the city of New Orleans will come to life as it celebrates the annual holiday. Whether you are joining a Krewe or are on the hunt for jewels to accompany your mask, Sotheby’s has a bauble to complement all Mardi Gras traditions. Featuring upcoming lots and highlights from past sales, here are nine of our most festive glittering gems.


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