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Magnificent Jewels auction to be held in November

Miroir de l’amour earrings, by Boehmer et Bassenge, feature the world’s largest pear-shaped, D-flawless diamonds with symmetrical cut.

For most, this is the stuff of dreams. For some, it could be reality. Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction will take place in Geneva this November.

Some of the show-stopping diamonds being auctioned include: Miroir de l’amour diamond earrings—the world’s largest pear-shaped, D-flawless diamonds with symmetrical cut (each weighing more than 50 carats); Le jardin d’Isabelle diamond necklace weighing a total of 140 carats; and an exceptionally rare, fancy vivid, pear-shaped pink diamond with no trace of secondary colour, weighing 9.14 carats.

Both Miroir de l’amour and Le jardin d’Isabelle will be offered without a reserve price, unheard of for pieces of this magnitude. They are valued around $20 to 30 million U.S. and $8 to 12 million U.S., respectively.

The auction will also feature a number of Kashmir sapphires, boasting the stone’s most sought after blue shade and tone. One bracelet for auction includes three cushion-cut Kashmir sapphires, totaling 18 carats. A pair of sapphire and diamond earrings features two Kashmir sapphires, totaling almost 18 carats.

In 2015, Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels auction garnered more than $41 million U.S. in sales.

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