Time to Shine

India Today - - HOTSHEET - SRISHTI JHA & JAHNAVI CHAKRAVARTY

A sparkle that fu­els the imag­i­na­tion of a poet, the shim­mer that in­spires con­fi­dence in a woman, and a gleam that fires the pas­sion of em­per­ors; the il­lu­sory na­ture of jew­ellery is this and more. Mag­nif­i­cent Jewels, an auc­tion by Christie’s will show­case 250 fas­ci­nat­ing pieces of jew­ellery, for col­lec­tors and con­nois­seurs alike. Pre­views will be held in Hong Kong, Lon­don and New York be­fore the col­lec­tion trav­els back to Geneva for the auc­tion on May 17. The high­lights on view in­clude La Le­gende, a 92 carat D Flaw­less heart shaped di­a­mond pen­dant, signed by Boehmer et Bas­senge; La Vie Bo­hème and a plat­inum fringe neck­lace mount­ing from the col­lec­tion of the late so­cialite Doris Duke. La Lé­gende is a mes­mer­iz­ing di­a­mond and cul­tured pearl neck­lace con­tain­ing a 92.15 carat heart shaped, D colour, Flaw­less di­a­mond. Com­posed into a cul­tured pearl sautoir, the neck­lace is es­ti­mated at US$14-20 mil­lion. It is the largest D Flaw­less heart shaped di­a­mond ever to be of­fered at auc­tion.

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