In the regular schedule of Sotheby's Geneva, along with the main auctions Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, which are traditionally held in May and November, a new date and a new series of jewelry auctions have appeared. “Fine Jewels will allow collectors to purchase pieces of jewelry at a wider price range,” the auction house said in a press release.
The first Fine Jewels auction will take place on June 1st, and 82 Michele della Valle jewelry will be on sale that day. The jeweler was born in Rome and worked in Italy for a long time, and 30 years ago he moved to Geneva, where he founded the brand under his own name. “My clothes are always bright and cheerful, there is no drama in them, because I never forget that they are designed to bring joy and adorn their owner,” says della Valle.
Fragole Bracelet © Sotheby's Press Service
Anemoni necklace © Sotheby's press office
Della Valle is famous for his bold combination of colored stones, from which he creates colorful and very naturalistic compositions on the theme of flora and fauna. Among the future lots - a Fragole bracelet with coral strawberries (estimated at $ 15,000 - $ 20,000), Anemoni necklace with flowers covered with perfect pavé of diamonds and sapphires of different shades (estimated at $ 25,000 - $ 35,000), titanium sculptural brooch Blue Marlin in the form of a fish with a head and fins studded with diamonds and blue sapphires (estimate $ 3,000– $ 5,000).
Brooch Blue Marlin © Sotheby's Press Office
In addition to Michele della Valle 's jewelry, Sotheby’s experts have prepared a whole series of various pieces of jewelry art from the 18th century to the present day, a kind of jewelry encyclopedia. It contains a pearl necklace in the Edwardian style (estimated at $ 30 thousand - $ 50 thousand) and numerous Art Deco items, as well as modern iconic works of the best jewelry houses: a Cartier watch brooch (estimated at $ 8 thousand - $ 12 thousand), a necklace Alhambra, Van Cleef & Arpels (estimate $ 7 thousand - $ 10 thousand), Tubogas choker, Bulgari (estimate $ 10 thousand - $ 15 thousand).
The Fine Jewels auction will take place on June 1 at Sotheby's Geneva, rue Francois-Diday, 2.>