The new haute joaillerie house will feature two diamond pieces with estimates in the millions
Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction on Nov. 15 in Geneva will include the first appearance of jewels by Boehmer et Bassenge at auction.
The Paris-based maison de haute joaillerie is named in honor of 18th-century Parisian jewelers Charles Boehmer and Paul Bassenge.
The auction will feature two pieces from the house: a necklace and a pair of earrings.
The earrings are called Miroir de l’Amour (pictured above) and are created from two D-color, flawless pear-shape diamonds of 52.55 cts. and 50.47 cts. The earrings also include pear-cut and marquise-cut diamonds and weigh 123.43 cts. t.w. They are estimated to sell for $20 million–$30 million.
The necklace is called Le Jardin d’Isabelle (pictured below) and features 91.8 cts. t.w. white diamonds (176 stones) and 3.92 cts. t.w. pink diamonds (258 stones). The showcase stones are D-color, flawless diamonds of 31.8 cts., 12.11 cts., and 8.07 cts. The necklace is estimated to sell for $8 million—$12 million.
The pieces will be on display in Hong Kong, London, New York, and Geneva before the auction.
The auction will also feature a 9.14 ct. fancy vivid pink pair-shape diamond (estimated at $16 million–$19 million) and the Star of Sierra Leone VI, a 21.69 ct. D-color, pear-shape diamond (estimated at $1.4 million–$1.8 million).
(Photos courtesy of Christie’s)