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Fabulous necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1971.
Formerly in the collection of Princess Salimah Aga Khan, the jewel features a stunning array of cabochon rubies, the large majority of which are of Burmese origin. The central part of the necklace can be detached and worn as a brooch.
Mesmerising Show, Historic Jewels of the Russian Imperial Court
The Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction of Sotheby’s Geneva of November 16th featured historic jewels including some of the Russian Imperial Court from the time of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.
The auction centerpiece was an outstanding Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring by Cartier. Weighing 8.01 carats, and named ‘The Sky Blue Diamond’, this majestic gem was offered with a pre-sale estimate of US$ 15 – 25 million and was sold at US$ 17.1 million or US$ 134,803 per carat, a world auction record price for a Fancy Light Blue diamond, the previous record being US$ 286,561 for a price per carat of a Fancy Light Blue pear-shaped diamond weighing 5.06 carats, sold at Sotheby’s New York in April 2016.