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One emerald and diamond necklace from the 1930s is set to fetch up to $4 million
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Credit: Sotheby's

This May 14 in Geneva, Sotheby’s will offer for sale two masterpiece from what it calls “key periods in the history of jewellery”: one – a 1930s emerald and diamond necklace with a dashing history; and the second is a diamond tiara attributed to Fabergé, created for a Prussian princess in 1903.


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Credit: Sotheby’s


The emerald and diamond necklace, in Art Deco style, was created “probably by Van Cleef & Arpels” for Hélène Beaumont, an American socialite who settled on the French Riviera and held glorious parties during the 1920s and 1930s. It is set with 11 Colombian emeralds weighing a total of over 75 carats, and is estimated at CHF 2,895,000 – 3,980,000 ($3 – 4 million). Sotheby’s Worldwide Jewellery Chairman David Bennett commented that “rare and exceptional pieces like these are the reason people collect jewellery”.


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Credit: Sotheby’s


The second piece was created in 1903, probably by Fabergé, for Duchess Cecilie von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886-1954), the last Crown Princess of Prussia, when she married Crown Prince Wilhelm. It is estimated at CHF 200,000 – 300,000 ($200,000 – 300,000).

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