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Sotheby's Geneva Sale is Magnificent

By Catherine Fields-Tuesday 14 May  2013 Sotheby's Geneva will be having an auction titled Magnificent Jewels & Noble Jewels with the exceptional Jewellery from the collection of  Gina Lollobridgida other items include  jewel of aristocratic providence and historic importance.

This will be sotheby Geneva 7th sale of noble jewels and  spearheaded by a fancy yellow diamond and set with a 74.53 caret cushion shape fancy yellow diamond as shown here 

This jewel formed part of the private collection of His late Imperial Majesty Sultan Ahmed Shar Qajar the seventh and last ruler of the Qajar dynasty of Persia (1909-1925)  this will be under lot number 585 and estimated CHF 1,310,000 -1,680.000/ $1,400.000-1,800.000

This exceptional piece was willed by the His Majesty to his grandchildren and sold by them to Sothebys in May 1983 this jewel a very rare vestige of the Persian dynasty`s great passion for  such gemstones.

Here is a photo of His Majesty wearing the fancy yellow diamond affixed to an aigrette a doming a headdress .

This would have been handed down to His Majesty Ahmed Shah by his grandfather Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar(b.1831-1896)the first modern Persian monarch to visit Europe.

His Majesty was a great lover of diamonds and gemstones and he commissioned many important work now in the National Treasury of Iran 


Also on offer is a beautiful fine diamond necklace  and ring by the house of Graff in my option today the finest jeweller in the world.

This necklace is suspending a 12.60 carat pear shape diamond which has been certified D colour t and internally flawless this item will be lot 631 at the auction

CHF 1,410.000-1,880.000/$1,500.000-2,000.000) which i illustrated  an a very impressive ring set with a cushion brilliant cut diamond weighing 31.35 carats which is(lot 614A, estimate CHF 1,310.000-1,680.000/$1,400.000-$1,800.000)

Also in the sale the finest emeralds in the world and are generally to be found in Columbia and fine examples show the most beautiful vivid colour green.

Burmese sapphires and Natural Burmese rubies from the Mogok region demonstrate a rare combination of size and fine colour in this magnificent jewellery sale 

Catherine Fields is a London based expert and writer on Diamonds and Jewellery. She is writing comments to ‘Avrupa’ newspaper on important sales and exhibitions. 

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