From Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels to Harry Winston and Tiffany & Co., Sotheby’s has had the honour of selling some of the most storied and exquisite jewels. Before we unveil the extraordinary jewels hitting the auction block this spring, our specialists look back at ten unforgettable pieces sold at Sotheby’s. Click ahead and discover the unique stories behind their creation. –Mallory Landers
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