Time to Shine
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.