Well, we are just a few weeks from Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence sales, New York 19 June. 🥰 One of my happiest moments in life, thanks to @christiesjewels and personally @davidwarrenchristies , was a chance to touch, and that is the most important word, "to touch", jewellery pieces from the Al Thani collection. ✍I am starting an overview of the collection with this 16-17th century carved emerald ring that, in my personal opinion, is the most breathtaking objet d'art. A mix of spirituality and fascinating skills of hand-craftsmanship, this ring must go to someone who will dare to wear it...
Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000.
🙋♀️It was born to be worn, not only to be adored. It's emerald, it's fragile, but it wants to live. 🤔 P.S. The surprising thing for me was that it was comfortable to wear. That's probably why I desperately want someone to possess it and wear it, even once... Because today's modern designs, which resemble such a shape, I mean when the hoop of the ring is thick, adorned with gems, etc,.... are bulky and barely seem intended to be worn.
Christie's, New York, 23-24 October 1996, lot 200
Christie's, Geneva, 14 May 2012, lot 34
☺️ Once again, I can't be more grateful to @davidwarrenchristies for having time for me to show me pieces which I couldn't have imagined to be able to touch in real life.
To be continued...
😎 The APOTHEOSIS of @al.thani.collection collection sales! Estimate: $10,000,000 - $15,000,000. A BELLE ÉPOQUE DIAMOND DEVANT-DE-CORSAGE BROOCH, 1912, signed Cartier, accompanied by a later added unsigned double-row Lily-of-the-valley necklace.
👉Pear brilliant-cut diamond of 34.08 carats, E color, VS1 clarity, Type Ia. Oval brilliant-cut diamond of 23.55 carats, D color, VVS2 clarity, potentially Internally Flawless, Type IIa. Modified marquise brilliant-cut diamond of 6.51 carats, D color, VS1 clarity, Type IIa. Heart modified brilliant-cut diamond of 3.54 carats,E color, VS2 clarity, Type Ia.
@christiesjewels Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York 19 June.
🥰 Now you will see a jewellery piece from the @al.thani.collection which hasn't been shown on social media yet. I am actually fascinated by such brooches of Art Deco style. There is that playful ease in the design that combining with 7.56 carat Internally Flawless diamond feels like you've made it...
👉AN ART DECO DIAMOND 'CLIQUET' BROOCH, circa 1925, signed Cartier.
Estimate: $200,000 - $300,000.
@christiesjewels Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence sales, New York 19 June.
There are emerald rings, and there’s this EMERALD RING 🤩 fully carved from one stone in the 17th century, so no way to resize...good thing it fits 😇 (5 1/4 if you want to share) sold for $540,000 hammer June 19, 2019 #christiesjewels