G eneva’s Fine Jewels sale this May features an array of iconic and colourful jewels to uplift your mood. With iconic signed jewels, vibrant and eye-catching gemstones, and covetable vintage and antique jewelry, there is truly something for everyone. We are thrilled this season to feature striking designs by famed houses such as Graff, Bulgari, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels in addition to impressive and whimsical designs by esteemed Contemporary designers including Dior and Benoît de Gorski.
Above the Keyboard
As onscreen communications and working from home become the new normal, it’s all about expressing and dressing for the screen, with an emphasis on bold jewels, especially earrings and necklaces. Browse the below lots to compliment your work from home look.
‘’Flowers are one of the ways we measure particular moments of our lives, and jewelry is another. Small wonder that flowers are a recurring and significant theme in oeuvre of the jewelry designer, arguably the greatest leitmotif in the history of jewels, cropping up time and again studied from every angle for inventiveness and brilliance of color to be reimagined in fresh forms to suit the prevailing whims of fashion.’’ CAROL WOOLTON
Timing Is Everything
A jewel which looks fabulous as well as allowing you to keep an time is a must for every collection. Browse the lots below to choose your perfect watch.
From Cartier’s Panthere Collection to Van Cleef & Arpels’ Alhambra Collection, these jewels are perhaps the most recognizable and investment worthy pieces. An essential to any Jewellery collection, these pieces have the power to maintain and endure the test of time.
Go Behind-the-Scenes with a Specialist
In the latest episode of ‘At Home With Sotheby’s’, specialist Benoit Repellin presents exceptional highlights, including jewels from the great houses of Cartier, Chaumet, Van Cleef & Arpels and Graff.
The Perfect Engagement Ring
From diamonds to sapphires, rubies to emeralds, discover a selection of dazzling rings featuring these precious stones for the perfect engagement ring.
For the Collector
For those looking to complement their collections with jewelled works of art, browse the selection below to bid on rare jewels that will add value to your collection
The story of the jewellery house Graff is inseparable from the life of its charismatic and visionary founder, Laurence Graff. Born in 1938 to Romanian and Russian parents in Stepney, east London, Graff began his journey to the top of the jewellery industry with an apprenticeship at the local jewellers Schindler, before working independently as a jewellery designer, supplying several jewellers across the UK. In 1960 he founded Graff diamonds, forming lasting relationships with some of the world’s most important jewellery collectors, including the 29th Sultan of Brunei. Over the following decades, Graff built his company into a global empire, now with over 50 stores worldwide.
Graff’s extraordinary success rests on his innate understanding of diamonds and his insistence on perfectly proportioned cuts, optimising the brilliance, colour and overall quality of every stone he handles. This passion and affinity for both diamonds and coloured stones has brought many of the world’s rarest and most beautiful jewels into his orbit, including the and the 8.62 carat Graff ruby, and the record-breaking Graff Pink, a 24.78 carat Fancy Intense Pink diamond, sold at Sotheby’s Geneva in 2010 and 2014 respectively.
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