08 juin 2011

The Rosebery pearl diamond parure @ Christie's London

An historic pearl and diamond tiara. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Designed as a series of six bouton-shaped natural pearls and old-cut diamond clusters, interspersed by diamond florettes to the seven detachable graduated drop-shaped natural pearl and diamond surmounts, the pearls measuring, converts to form a series of six brooches, circa 1878, inner circumference 29.7cm, in fitted case by R&S Garrard & Co., Haymarket, London. Estimate  £1,000,000 - £1,500,000 ($1,635,000 - $2,452,500). Price Realized ... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2011

Diamond corsage-tiara-necklace, circa 1880

Diamond corsage-tiara-necklace, circa 1880.  photo Sotheby's Designed as a floral spray composed of three flowers, set with circular-cut and rose diamonds, accompanied by a tiara frame inner circumference 190mm, two necklace fittings, brooch, pendant, pin and hair fittings, fitted case, Fontana Freres, Galerie de Valois, 122, 123, 12, Palais Royal Paris. Estimate 5,200—5,800 GBP. Lot Sold 20,000 GBP Sotheby's. Jewels.17 Mar 11.London www.sothebys.com
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05 décembre 2010

Conch pearl jewelry @ Bonhams Hong Kong

A conch pearl, natural pearl and diamond tiara. photo Bonhams Designed as a series of stylised loop ribbon and foliate motifs, set with brilliant and single-cut diamonds, surmounted by four natural pearls of various sizes, set at the centre with a pink conch pearl, mounted in white gold, tiara dimensions 4.5 x 8.4cm. - Sold for HK$81,600 Accompanied by five certificates from a gemmological lab, stating that the saltwater pearls are natural and the conch pearl is a calcareous concreation. Report number US 53111512P, US... [Lire la suite]
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08 septembre 2010

BARCELONA:- A Roman emperors tiara on display as part of the Raffel Pages collection at the Diocesan Museum of Barcelona, northeastern Spain, 07 September 2010. The exhibition features over 400 hairdressing tools used in the 18th and 19th centuries, including Marie Antoinettes hairdressers scissors, Grace Kellys wig and hair locks of the four members of the Beatles. EPA/XAVIER BERTRAL.
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16 juillet 2010

Turquoise and diamond tiara, 1880s

Turquoise and diamond tiara, 1880s. photo Sotheby's Est. 25,000—30,000 GBP Lot Sold 27,500 GBP Sotheby's. Jewels. 15 Jul 10. London www.sothebys.com
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10 juin 2009

The Barberini Jewels @ Christie's London

Urbain VIII - Maffeo Barberini (1568-1644) The antique sapphire and diamond tiara, necklace, ear pendants and brooch once formed part of the jewels of the Barberini family. They were sold as a parure at Christie's Geneva on 18 November 1971 and realised $18,850.The Barberinis were an Italian noble family who rose to prominence in 17th century Rome when Cardinal Maffeo Barberini was elected as Pope Urban VIII. The Barberini Palazzo created by Bernini in 1633 gives evidence of the family's importance and today houses the National... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2009

Fine and Important Aquamarine and diamond aigrette tiara, Cartier, 1912

Fine and Important Aquamarine and diamond aigrette tiara, Cartier, 1912 Centring on a cushion-shaped aquamarine within an arched surround of interlaced open work scrolls millegrain set with circular- and rose-cut diamonds, surmounted by a pear-shaped aquamarine, signed Cartier Paris, Londres, New York.. Est. 120,000—170,000 CHF Provenance: From a European collection - formerly in the collection of Olga, princess Paley, countess Hohenfelsen (continued) Note: Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Cartier no.... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2009

A Unique Diamond Tiara, circa 1940

A Unique Diamond Tiara, circa 1940 Designed as a series of graduated scrolling circular-cut diamond terminals, centering upon baguette-cut diamond lines, surmounted by collet-set old European-cut diamond, mounted in platinum, 9 cm diameter, with white gold attachment. Est. CHF 30,000-40,000 Philips de Purry & Company. Magnificent Jewels. 12 May 2009. Hotel de la Paix, 11 quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva. jewelry@phillipsdepury.com
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