Fine Jewels including the Collection of Dame Shirley Bassey, CH, DBE

Fine Jewels including the Collection of Dame Shirley Bassey, CH, DBE

Fine Jewels including the Collection of Dame Shirley Bassey, CH, DBE

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This October, Sotheby’s will offer a jewellery collection of legendary provenance – belonging to Dame Shirley Bassey, recently appointed Member of the Order of the Companion of Honour by The King for services to music. The Welsh-born British singer, whose immensely successful career has spanned over seven decades, is offering favourite pieces from her jewellery and watch collection for the first time at auction.

 

The legendary vocalist, whose career is unparalleled in longevity, success and esteem in British music history, has been collecting jewellery throughout her career. Every jewel in the sale represents a particular moment in Dame Shirley Bassey’s life, as well as iconic performances.

 

The collection up for auction in Paris, as part of the Fine Jewels biannual sale, will comprise over seventy pieces spanning various styles, from a number of prestigious jewellery brands such as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. The majority of the jewels offered feature diamonds – the gemstone synonymous with Dame Shirley Bassey, since she first sang the famous James Bond song ‘Diamonds are Forever’ in 1971.


Proceeds from the sale will benefit Dame Shirley Bassey’s chosen charities.


We are currently accepting consignments for this exceptional auction. Please contact our specialists to receive a free and confidential valuation.


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Highlights at Sotheby’s London

24–29 May


For sale enquiries, please contact | Pour tout renseignement, veuillez contacter:


Andres White Correal

Chairman, Jewellery

+44 7921 685 721

ANDRES.WHITECORREAL@SOTHEBYS.COM


Magali Teisseire

Head of Department, Jewellery

+33 (0)1 53 05 52 37

MAGALI.TEISSEIRE@SOTHEBYS.COM


Emily Barber

Head of Fine & Important Jewellery, EMEA

+44 20 3947 5444

EMILY.BARBER@SOTHEBYS.COM


Tifenn Bouric

Specialist, Jewellery & Watches

+33 (0)1 53 05 52 01

TIFENN.BOURIC@SOTHEBYS.COM


Pauline Duval

Associate Specialist, Jewellery & Watches

+33 (0)1 53 05 53 37

PAULINE.DUVAL@SOTHEBYS.COM


Salomé Georgelin

Administrator, Jewellery & Watches

+33 (0)1 53 05 52 31

SALOME.GEORGELIN@SOTHEBYS.COM


Louise Grether

Head of Monaco Office

+33 (0)6 31 68 10 75

LOUISE.GRETHER@SOTHEBYS.COM

Sale number

PF2440

Session & Exhibit Information

Session times

Session 1

Thu, 10 Oct 24 • 8:30 AM GMT

Session 2, Lots 1 - 197

Thu, 10 Oct 24 • 12:30 PM GMT

Exhibitions

Paris

Fri, 4 Oct 24 • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM CEST

Sat, 5 Oct 24 • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM CEST

Sun, 6 Oct 24 • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM CEST

Mon, 7 Oct 24 • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM CEST

Tue, 8 Oct 24 • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM CEST

London

Fri, 24 May 24 • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM BST

Sat, 25 May 24 • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM BST

Sun, 26 May 24 • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM BST

Tue, 28 May 24 • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM BST

Wed, 29 May 24 • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM BST