Jewelry

Specialist Picks: Olivier Wagner’s Geneva Fine Jewels Highlights

By Sotheby's

O ur newly introduced Geneva Fine Jewels sales offer superb, wearable and affordable jewellery to suit all tastes. This December edition includes exciting ‘Panthère’ rings by Cartier, colourful jewels by Michele Della Valle and iconic flower ear clips by JAR, alongside an array of pieces by Boucheron, Bulgari and Van Cleef and Arpels. Here, our specialist Olivier Wagner talks about four of his highlights from the sale.

FINE COLOMBIAN EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING, MEISTER. ESTIMATE 50,000-70,000 CHF.

An exquisite ring mounted by the famous Zurich jeweler Meister known for selecting the finest coloured gemstones. This superb step-cut emerald weighing 3.39 carats is of Colombian origin and has been spared any enhancement. A true miracle of nature with a deep green colour and an exceptional transparency which will appeal to any astute gem collector.

DIAMOND BROOCH, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS. ESTIMATE 15,000-25,000 CHF.

This lovely diamond brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels circa 1960 will suit the current trend of wearing fashionable vintage brooches. Of floral design decorated with scintillating circular-cut and baguette diamonds, it will appeal to even the most discerning eyes.

DIAMOND BROOCH AND A TSAVORITE, PERIDOT AND DIAMOND BROOCH,  MICHELE DELLA VALLE. ESTIMATE 45,000-65,000 CHF.

This stylish pair of glittering bejewelled palm trees will add a whimsical touch to one’s evening attire. A brilliant example of Michele della Valle mastery of nature.

GEM SET AND DIAMOND HEADCOLLAR, 'THE HORSE', PRADERVAND. ESTIMATE 30,000-50,000 CHF.

 ‘The Horse’ is a life size head sculpture in carbon fiber with an alligator bridal decorated with a delicate and colourful floral wreath of brilliant-cut and briolette diamonds, pink sapphires and tsavorites. An homage to the majesty and beauty of horses, this unique creation would be the perfect ornament for a horse enthusiast.

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