10 Spectacular Jewels that Every Woman Should Have in her Jewellery Box

Pair of diamond earrings. Estimate 125,000 — 175,000 CHF.
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There are jewels and then there are jewels. Whatever your taste, there are a number of essential pieces that every woman should have in her jewellery box. From diamonds to pearls, click through to see the pieces that have the power of longevity and can transform daywear to evening wear in moments. Click ahead to browse our edit of essential jewels from Geneva’s upcoming Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale.

10 Spectacular Jewels that Every Woman Should Have in her Jewellery Box

  • Turquoise and diamond brooch.
    Estimate CHF 4,000—6,000.
    A STATEMENT BROOCH

    As brooches are coming back into fashion every collection should contain a brooch to embellish any outfit. This example here with the vibrantly coloured turquoises is sure to liven up any ensemble.
  • Emerald and diamond parure, Meister.
    Estimate CHF 140,000—240,000.
    A PARURE

    Surely a must have for any collection is a matching parure of jewels allowing the owner to decide whether to wear just one or two jewels from the set or embellish themselves with everything at once. This Meister Parure shows off the jeweller’s craftsmanship utilizing calibré-cut emeralds which are very difficult to match as well as in this ensemble.
  • Diamond, Ruby and Enamel Ring, Elizabeth Gage.
    Estimate CHF 150,000—250,000.
    A STATEMENT RING

    A statement ring comes in many different sizes and colours and could feature any gemstone. This example uses a wonderful step-cut diamond and is set in a bold gold and enamel mount by Elizabeth Gage, decorated with rubies.
  • Pair of diamond earrings.
    Estimate CHF 125,000—175,000.
    A PAIR OF DIAMOND EARRINGS

    Diamond earrings can take on many different forms, whether it’s a simpler look with a single diamond stud or a larger design featuring several stones. These earrings are a wonderful mixture of the two as the cluster surmounts can be worn on their own or two pear-shaped diamonds weighing 5.87 and 6.08 carats can be suspended for a larger ‘look’. These are being sold in aid of the Ema Klabin Foundation, the proceeds of the sale of this lot and others in the sale will go towards turning the Klabin Foundation into a Museum.
  • Gem set, enamel and diamond bracelet, circa 1930.
    Estimate CHF 50,000—80,000.
    A DIAMOND BRACELET

    Much like the diamond earrings, a collection could feature several different designs for a diamond bracelet, whether that’s a single row of diamonds also known as a tennis bracelet, or a larger design, perhaps featuring other gemstones to bring out the design. This bracelet is a fantastic example from 1930s and although predominantly featuring diamonds, the jeweler has cleverly created a floral pattern using small polished rubies and emeralds and black enamel.
  • Diamond necklace, Harry Winston.
    Estimate CHF 450,000—750,000.
    A STATEMENT NECKLACE

    Harry Winston was known as the ‘King of Jewellers’ and is known for his impressive designs and use of stones. Every collection should have a statement necklace and why look any further than this stunning example by Harry Winston which sits just along the collarbone.
  • Lacquer, onyx and diamond vanity case, Van Cleef & Arpels.
    Estimate CHF 15,000—25,000.
    GOLD ACCESSORIES

    Gold accessories are always popular with cigarette and vanity cases in consistent demand. Something a little more unusual for a collection would be this Lacquer, onyx and diamond vanity case by Van Cleef & Arpels, formerly in the collection of Charlotte de Bourbon, Duchesse de Ségovie. The beautiful lacquer decoration on the exterior of the case is timeless as it has a contemporary feel to it despite being from 1930s.
  • Pair of fine natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings.
    Estimate CHF 150,000—250,000.
    A PAIR OF PEARL EARRINGS

    A pair of natural pearl earrings will forever be a ‘must’ for any collection. Natural pearls should always be valued for their rarity and natural beauty, they can have varying body colours, shapes and lustres and can always be revamped when mounted into a new contemporary design.
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    Lady's diamond wristwatch, 'Serpenti', Bulgari.
    Estimate CHF 30,000—40,000.
    A WRISTWATCH

    A jewel which looks fabulous as well as allowing you to keep an eye on the time is surely a must have for every collection. This example from Bugari takes inspiration from their classic Serpenti design whilst concealing a timepiece within the head.
  • Blue chalcedony and sapphire clip, Suzanne Belperron, circa 1945, on a blue chalcedony necklace.
    Estimate CHF 75,000-95,000.
    FOR THE COLLECTOR

    Suzanne Belperron’s jewels are some of the most sought after jewels in the world for collectors. This sale features a wonderful chalcedony and sapphire clip, circa 1945, which can be worn on a double row chalcedony bead necklace.
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