The most valuable emerald and diamond
tiara to appear at an auction in more than 30 years will be auctioned by Sotheby’s May 17 at its Magnificent and Noble
Jewels sale in Geneva.
Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s
This highly important and rare tiara is composed of 11 Colombian emerald pear-shaped drops which total more than
500 cts. The piece is estimated to sell for $5 million to $10 million.
The tiara was commissioned circa 1900, possibly from
jewelers Chaumet, by Guido Count von Henckel, First Prince von Donnersmarck,
for his second wife Princess Katharina.
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