5 Important Jewels From Sotheby’s Geneva Auction Tomorrow

Sotheby’s will host the first two sessions of its Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale in Geneva, Switzerland tomorrow, May 16.

Among the many high-priced lots are enameled bracelets and stunning decorative boxes by Jean Schlumberger, gem-studded watches from Chopard and Graff, and a series of gorgeous late-19th-century pieces.

Here are five of our favorite big-ticket pieces from the sale:


Emerald and diamond necklace, late 19th century, estimate $55,855–$86,321
Cabochon-cut emeralds mingle with circular-cut diamonds, alternating with links of floral design set with cushion- and rose-cut diamonds, in this incredible necklace. The mid-section detaches to make a pendant. 
Enamel and gold bracelet, Schlumberger, 1960s, estimate: $12,694–$18,787
Decorated with blue paillonné enamel and gold motifs, this signed piece is one of three nearly identical Schlumberger bracelets in the sale. 
Lady’s ruby and diamond wristwatch, Graff, estimate: $26,404–$41,637
This signed piece features a circular dial with baton indicators, and is pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds and calibré-cut rubies.
Sapphire and diamond ring, W.A. Bolin, estimate: $32,497–$52,808
Set with a 22.69 ct. cushion-shaped sapphire, this ring is flanked with marquise-cut diamonds and bears the W.A. Bolin maker’s mark.
Jadeite and pink sapphire bracelet, Georges Fouquet, circa 1930, estimate: $30,466–$50,777 (Also at top)
Composed of two octagonal plaques of bombé design, one set with polished jadeite cabochons, alternating with links set with oval and cushion-shaped pink sapphires, this unusual bracelet is signed and numbered.

JCK Magazine Editor

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