Sotheby's to Exhibit Madonna's Diamond Tiara in Australia
For the first time in Australia Sotheby’s will present a private sale of fine jewels sourced from around the world to be held in conjunction with an exhibition of important jewellery featuring pieces worn by Hollywood stars such as Madonna, Clark Gable, and Angelina Jolie.
To be shown in Sydney and Melbourne, the “Age of Elegance” exhibition will provide the viewing public with the unique opportunity to purchase magnificent jewellery pieces outside of the auction environment. Included in the sale are bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings with exquisite gemstones fitted. One of the highlights is a platinum and white gold fancy yellow ring
The Hollywood items featured in the exhibition have been made available to Sotheby’s Australia by a private collection in the USA and are making their first appearance in Australia. Highlights include Madonna’s Edwardian wedding tiara, made of 765 old cut diamonds and weighing a total of 78 carats (circa 1910); Clark Gable’s gold cigarette case given to Carole Lombard, monogrammed “LG” (Lombard & Gable) with ruby, sapphire and diamond detailing (circa 1930s); and Bing Crosby’s gold cufflinks lyrically scrolled with his first name.
“Sotheby’s Australia is honoured to be entrusted with the exhibition and private sale of these memorable Jewels” said Geoffrey Smith, Chairman, Sotheby’s Australia. “Clients in the high-end retail jewellery space have become increasingly discerning, seeking a point of difference for their prized pieces that are one-of-a-kind” continued Geoffrey Smith. “It is a privilege to bring to Australian shores significant pieces of Jewellery including those once worn by Hollywood’s greatest stars, and we look forward to sharing it with Australian collectors and connoisseurs.”
“Age of Elegance” will appear at Anzac House in Melbourne from 14-17 February and in Sydney from 21-24 February at 118-122 Queen Street, Woollahra.