Italian Royal Jewelry to Headline Christie’s London Auction



On Nov. 29, the Important Jewels auction at Christie’s London will include a 1920s diamond bracelet designed by Alfredo Ravasco and belonging to HM Queen Elena of Italy.

The bracelet will be auctioned alongside a signed sapphire and diamond brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels, as well as a circular cut paneled diamond bracelet mounted by Cartier.

Queen Elena of Italy’s 1920s diamond bracelet is expected to fetch between $39,747 and $55,647. Queen Elena ruled as the Queen Consort of Italy from 1900 to 1946. The sale contains 27 lots previously owned by her and her descendants.

Cartier’s bold Art Deco-styled bracelet is expected to earn between $79,487 to $111,283, and features large circular cut diamonds. The Cartier section of the auction contains more than 50 lots, including jewels, cufflinks, watches, clocks, and accessories.

Also up for sale is the sapphire and diamond ‘Campanule’ brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels, which is expected to earn between $111,268 and $158,959.