Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels: Unveiling Opulent Treasures

Sotheby’s is set to enchant the world of luxury with its forthcoming Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sales, scheduled from 6th to 8th November.

This exclusive event will be hosted at the prestigious Mandarin Oriental in Geneva, marking a significant highlight in Sotheby’s Luxury Week. Luxury Week, a biannual event that graces Hong Kong, New York, and Geneva, is a remarkable convergence of opulence, encompassing not only high jewellery and fine watches but also a unique mix of luxury sales, including coveted handbags and accessories.

Vienna 1900: An Imperial and Royal Collection

This season, the Noble Jewels sale promises to take centre stage, presenting a remarkable spectacle for connoisseurs of exquisite jewellery. The highlight of this sale is the unveiling of the ‘Vienna 1900: An Imperial and Royal Collection,’ a magnificent single-owner collection. This collection boasts a treasure trove of historical importance and museum-quality pieces that have remained hidden from the world’s gaze for over six decades.

These rare gems, numbering over 200 lots, span two centuries of European history and hail from the most significant Viennese Imperial and Royal jewellery collection ever to grace an auction house.

The Enchanting Magnificent Jewels Sale

The Magnificent Jewels sale is equally captivating, featuring a dazzling array of important signed pieces. This splendid collection includes both vintage and contemporary jewellery, with offerings ranging from Mughal-inspired creations by Cartier to resplendent evening jewels by Van Cleef & Arpels, as well as high-impact designs from the houses of Boucheron and Bulgari.

Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels: Unveiling Opulent Treasures

A journey through time is guaranteed as this sale showcases rare historical jewels, each with its own intriguing provenance. Among these is a selection of treasures with roots in the Savoy dynasty and the personal collection of the Maharaja of Nepal. The Noble Jewels section is further enhanced by an impressive selection of tiaras, dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, providing a glimpse into the opulence of bygone eras.

A Symphony of Gemstones

The splendour of the Sotheby’s auction doesn’t end with jewellery; it extends to exceptional gemstones that will undoubtedly steal the limelight. ‘The Blue Lagoon,’ a bespoke necklace by Adler, features a breathtaking 93.94-carat Paraíba tourmaline, setting the stage for an extraordinary display. Adding to this spectacle is a 19.03-carat Kashmir sapphire and a 103.62-carat Fancy Intense Yellow diamond. These remarkable gemstones are complemented by a rich selection of blue, green, pink, and pure white diamonds, completing this symphony of opulence and rarity.

Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels: Unveiling Opulent Treasures

In conclusion, the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sales event is a rendezvous with timeless elegance and history. With pieces that evoke the grandeur of European royalty and the artistry of renowned jewellery houses, this auction promises to be an unmissable event for collectors and enthusiasts of the finest jewels and gemstones. As the world eagerly awaits, Sotheby’s Luxury Week in Geneva is set to make history, creating a legacy of beauty and opulence for generations to come.

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