A pair of pear-shape diamond earrings by Harry Winston—16.21 and 15.67 cts., D/VVS2, potentially flawless—is expected to fetch $4 million at Christie’s Geneva spring auction May 16.
The auction will also feature a 23.60 ct. fancy brown-orange diamond ring worth $600,000–$800,000, which Richard Burton offered Elizabeth Taylor in the 1970s.
Antique jewels from the collection of Mexican movie star María Félix and a royal Genoese family will also be auctioned off. This collection includes Félix’s million-dollar jewelry set comprised of a brooch, bracelet, necklace, and ear pendants. A diamond tiara, valued at $320,000–$530,000, from the wedding of Count Carlo Raggio and Marchioness Tea Spinola, will also be sold.
23.60 ct. fancy brown-orange diamond ring (photos courtesy of Christie's)