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Christie’s to sell Belle Époque Diamond Tiara

Christie’s to sell Belle Époque Diamond Tiara
Important Belle Époque Diamond Tiara, Old-cut, old pear-shaped and rose-cut diamonds, platinum, circa 1905, inner circumference 21.2 cm, Estimate (USD 186,900 - USD 280,350)
(Courtesy: Christie’s)

Belle Epoque diamond Tiara belonging to the crown princess of Yugoslavia will go under hammer at the Christie’s London summer auction on June 13.

According to the auction house the platinum headpiece dates back to 1905 and was a part of the collection of the princes of Orleans Braganza. It features old pear-shaped and rose-cut diamond and carries an estimate of $186,900 to $280,350.

The auction house said, “Maria da Gloria d’Orleans-Braganza, Duchess of Segorbe, Countess of Rivadavia and Crown Princess of Yugoslavia from 1972 to 1985 (b.1946) who, in 1982, offered this tiara via public auction in St. Moritz.”

Other noteworthy lots include a Cartier ring featuring a cushion-shaped, 7.10-carat, a 4.44-carat cushion-shaped Burmese ruby, royal blue Kashmir sapphire surrounded by diamonds, with a pre-auction estimate of $600,750 to $867,750, and a diamond ring with an estimated price of $293,700 to $373,800.

The Important Jewels sale will also include a late 19th-century emerald and diamond Tiara, as well as pieces from Belperron, Van Cleef & Arpels, and David Webb.                              

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