Spanish Queen’s Bracelet On Auction Block

JCK posted an article yesterday about an upcoming Sotheby’s auction that will feature several rare and beautiful pieces of jewelry.  A Cartier bracelet made of conch pearl, enamel, and diamonds will be auctioned this month in Geneva. The stunning bracelet once belonged to Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain, and carries an estimate selling price of $800,000–$1.4 million.

David Bennett, the chairman of Sotheby’s jewelry department in Europe and the Middle East described the piece in a statement as, “One of the greatest jewels designed by Cartier during the 1920s.”

Other highlights of the auction include a pair of ruby and diamond pendant earrings with matched 11 cts. t.w. Burmese rubies. These sparklers are estimated to sell for between $1.4 million–$2.5 million.

Fancy blue diamonds are very rare, and the auction will feature an exceptionally rare 10.48 ct. briolette cut that is considered flawless. The drop-shape diamond pictured below is estimated to sell between estimate $3.5 million–$4.5 million.

We’ll post an update after the auction to tell you the final selling price of these stunning items.

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