Van Cleef & Arpels Rose Rouge

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Founded in 1896 by Charles Arpels and his brother-in-law Alfred van Cleef, French Maison Van Cleef & Arpels created since then the most beautiful jewelry and watches. The pair opened their first boutique at the prestigious Place Vendôme in the heart of Paris in 1906. They gained notoriety for their use of precious stones and their expertise and innovation in stone setting techniques. Since then the beautiful Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry has adorned the bodies of royalty, prominent political figures, socialites and numerous actresses and entertainers.

The Maison’s first foray into fragrance came with First for women in 1978, a beautiful timeless classic floral, aldehyde scent. First remained a popular choice and inspired a lot of flankers over the years. Other notable releases include Feerie, men’s classics Pour Homme and Tsar. and the Collection Extraordinaire, a luxury line whose first first fragrance was launched in 2009.

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Van Cleef & Arpels Rose Rouge is a new luxurious perfume for both men and women as part of the French Maison’s famous Collection Extraordinaire.

For its Collection Extraordinaire, the Maison Van Cleef & Arpels has drawn its focus to an exceptional flower, the Rose…  The bloom that is also known as the ‘Queen of Flowers’ has been the center of attention for centuries, and an endless source of inspiration for poets and writers, painters and perfumers. The Maison approached its new creation just like those botanists, crafting a Rose from scratch: the Van Cleef & Arpels Rose…

Van Cleef & Arpels Rose Rouge opens to impress with an aromatic bouquet of scented notes that brings up a natural/perfumed sensation on the skin. It is more of an oriental/woody perfume composed by the famous perfumer Julien Rasquinet. It has a nicely balanced opening made of fruity notes along with oriental black currant and pink pepper nicely mixed with floral/woody ingredients of Turkish rose, musk, cocoa and patchouli note.

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Van Cleef & Arpels Rose Rouge is synonymous with luxury, very high-quality, and eponymous wearers. 

Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Rose Rouge is available as 75ml. Eau de Parfum.

 

 

 

 

 

Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Neroli Amara

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French Maison ‘Haute Joaillier’ Van Cleef & Arpels launches one more outstanding and very feminine perfume, Neroli Amara part of the famous Collection Extraordinaire. Collection Extraordinaire Neroli Amara is a green/citrusy perfume nicely mixing neroli to leave an irresistible aroma behind.

Created by perfumer Quentin Bisch, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Neroli Amara is a modern, stylish and elegant fragrance with a pleasant fresh/citrusy aroma to be worn during the day.

Top notes: Brtgamot, Lemon, Mandarin 
Heart notes: Black pepper, Chypress
Base notes: Orange blossom absolute

Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Neroli Amara opens to impress with fresh Italian lemons, mandarins, and bergamot along with spicy black pepper and cypress. What can be more thrilling and amazing than to smell on you the fresh lemon aroma. The base calms on a floral layer made of orange blossom absolute. It is definitely a must-have summer perfume!

Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Neroli Amara is available as 75ml Eau de Parfum. 

 

 

 

 

Spring has sprung with Van Cleef & Arpels…

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In case you missed it, spring is well and truly here! The excitement for the season ahead is somewhat short-lived thanks to the soaring temperatures in the lead-up to summer, however Haute Joaillier Van Cleef & Arpels has given us a reason — well, nine actually — to embrace the now.

For the French Maison, known for its precious and one-of-a-kind high jewelry, the Frivole collection’s new pieces uphold Van Cleef & Arpels’ unwavering dedication to superb craftsmanship and finest quality gemstones and are intended for day and evening wear.

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Expanding its Frivole portfolio, Van Cleef & Arpels has just released nine new pieces that celebrate the coming of spring. A flower motif unites the new additions each of which possesses its own unique detailing.

This season, three miniature flower motifs are brought together to create one gorgeous focal point on a necklace and earrings, whilst signature Frivole mini model pieces are laden with light-diffusing diamonds for extra impact and ultra high shine. 

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What’s significant about this year’s Frivole line is the introduction of a new motif: A dainty cluster of three small flowers with heart-shaped petals. A tiny diamond, fringed with gold, adorns the centre of each flower. Unabashedly feminine and demure, this new motif has been translated into a pendant and earrings.

Another highlight of the collection is a new, transformable pendant that can pull double-duty as a clip. It features three petals, which, like the rest of the range, have been meticulously mirror-polished to achieve maximum shine when they reflect light. The pendant also showcases a trio of diamonds nestled at the heart of these gleaming petals. This same three-petal silhouette can be found in a matching ring bedecked with a single diamond.

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Van Cleef & Arpels’ new Frivole additions also include blinged up renditions of existing jewels in the collection – specifically the mini model pendant, earrings and bracelet that were launched last year.

Diamonds in colours ranging from D to F, with a clarity of either IF (Internally Flawless) or VVS (Very Very Slight Inclusions), have been festooned all over these pieces for an ultra luxurious touch. Paired with the jewels’ openwork details – an iconic Frivole feature that allows more light to pass through them – they look absolutely stunning.

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One of Van Cleef & Arpels’ key sources of inspiration, nature endows its creations with poetry and vitality. From the diamond clips of the 1920s to contemporary jewelry pieces, oral motifs have always been at the heart of Van Cleef & Arpels’ creativity. Enthralled by the constant metamorphoses of ora, the Maison transposes its myriad nuances and forms, crystallizing the lightness of clover or a peony’s generous bloom.

In an eternal and bejeweled spring, poppies join daisies, sprigs of lily-of-the-valley and cherry blossom, all transformed into Jewels at the workshops in Place Vendôme. Enriching Van Cleef & Arpels’ poetic garden, the Frivole collection perpetuates a creative tradition dedicated to beauty.

The new Frivole collection will officially launch on 21 March 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Van Cleef & Arpels Rêve de Cashmere

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High Jewelry house Maison Van Cleef & Arpels launches a new ‘haute perfum’ Rêve de Cashmere part of the luxurious Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire. The new perfume is all about priceless ingredients, a classic style, and an elegant aroma. Van Cleef & Arpels Rêve de Cashmere follows the previous editions of the black bottled editions  within the collection, indicating a darker, more intense and oriental character, which includes editions like Amber Imperial (2015), Moonlight Patchouli (2016) and Bois Dore (2017) – all of them inspiring one of the most pulling power scents.

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Rêve de Cashmere is a unisex perfume that is described as an intense oriental with a woody and leathery character. Composed of high-quality ingredients, the composition contains sandalwood, described as warm by the Maison, a ‘smooth’ leather accord, black vanilla, patchouli and cashmere wood. The atmosphere is that of comfort and warmth provided by worn leather and a woody setting.

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The black flacon is decorated with a texture of matte and gloss finish combined. The box is made of lacquered wood and decorated with luminous golden details. Van Cleef & Arpels Rêve de Cashmere is available as a 75 ml Eau de Parfum at selected stores worldwide, priced at about $325.

Come into the beautiful world of Van Cleef & Arpels.

 

 

 

Van Cleef & Arpels presents the Frivole collection

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Petal power is at the fore of a range of whimsical (and diamond encrusted) flower creations as French Maison Van Cleef & Arpels unveils their latest jewellery collection…

Inspired by mother nature, Van Cleef & Arpels’ latest Frivole collection is a tribute to the frivolous side of spring. Made possible with the use of delicate shapes in yellow and white gold, juxtaposed against carefully curated diamond details, the 9-piece collection is designed to wear separately or layered piece-by-piece.

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Celebrate Spring with Van Cleef & Arpels’ Frivole creations. View the Frivole collection now, which is available at the brand’s flagship boutiques across the world now.

 

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Van Cleef & Arpels extends its Vintage and Magic Alhambra collections

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High Jewelry house Maison Van Cleef & Arpels revisits its iconic Alhambra collection by adding five new luminous pieces that showcase traditional luxury…

Maison Van Cleef & Arpels has released the must-have creations to add to its 1968-inspired collection, aptly titled Alhambra. Defined as the Maison’s token of luck, the Alhambra collection comes complete with earrings, necklaces, pendants and bracelets, all adorned with luxury savoire-faire. The shades of green malachite, diamonds and yellow gold represent the brand’s icon of luck and its constant repetition of its nature and floral aesthetic. 

Discover Van Cleef & Arpels’ Vintage and Magic Alhambra additions…

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Van Cleef & Arpels’ Vintage and Magic Alhambra additions are now available at all Van Cleef & Arpels’ boutiques across the world.

 

 

 

Van Cleef & Arpels extends its Rose de Noël collection

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Maison Van Cleef & Arpels is blossoming with the expansion of an iconic collection, complete with floral creations that showcase heritage and luxury savoir-faire…

Coveted jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels has unveiled the newest must-haves in its 1970-inspired collection, aptly titled Rose de Noël. The Maison’s constantly reoccurring nature and floral theme – also seen in the Diamond Breeze and Two Butterfly collections – has blossomed over into a  jewellery set made up of pendants, earrings and clips, adorned with deep black onyx, red carnelian and rich lapis lazuli.

 

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Van Cleef & Arpels’ Rose de Noël clip pendant, brooche and pair of earrings in 18k yellow gold, diamonds and lapis lazuli.

Expertly injecting the brand’s craftsmanship into the collection with asymmetrical petals, each stone is carefully cut into shape, polished and then hand-placed based on colours, sizes, angles and heights.

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Van Cleef & Arpels’ Rose de Noël clip pendant, brooche – also availble as a pair of earrings, in 18k yellow gold, diamonds and black onyx.

 

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Van Cleef & Arpels’ Rose de Noël clip pendant, brooche – also availble as a pair of earrings, in 18k yellow gold, diamonds and red carnelian .

The Van Cleef & Arpels’ Rose de Noël collection, wich is also availble in other precious versions, like Mother of Pearl, Jade and others, is sitting pretty at the brand’s boutiques across the world.

 

 

 

Van Cleef and Arpels extraordinary Noah’s Ark Collection

French Maison Van Cleef and Arpels continues to amaze with its more sumptuous creations than the others. After the successful exhibition ‘Noah’s Ark narrated by Van Cleef and Arpels’, the Maison continues to shine with its sublime collection ‘Noah’s Ark’. We leave you the pleasure of discovering this beautiful story told by Van Cleef and Arpels….

Accustomed to collections inspired by ‘Nature’ and animals, this year Van Cleef and Arpels chose to tell the story of Noah’s Ark through unique pieces. A story where a man, Noah, saved a couple of each animal species to embark them on a large ark and save them from the flood.

In this perilous but not poetic exercise, the craftsmen of the Parisian Place Vendôme’s jeweler perpetuate the traditions of the Maison by creating animal duets such as the deer and the deer, the morpho butterfly twirling alongside his companion or the insects with the ladybugs.

To create a typical and wonderful bestiary of the Maison, the golden hands mix precious materials and bright colors to best represent our beautiful Nature. There are creations that are fine, sublime and wildly colorful. Among these, parrots remind us of the love and the first exotic birds that the house has made a habit of creating since 1920.

If round diamonds are in the base of these beautiful animals, Onyx also comes to bring shine. The originality of some pieces lies in the colorful plumages, finely placed to give vivid and colorful, joy to these pieces of Fine Jewelry. Rubies, yellow sapphires and yellow tourmalines also sublimate the original pieces.

Perfectly reinterpreting this great scene of life, with its imagination and know-how, Van Cleef and Arpels provokes a deluge of beauty on the jeweler universe rather chilly in imagination since the previous season, unless one exceptions the collection Emerald in Majesty that the same House had unveiled at the beginning of summer 2016.

More solitary pieces embodying imaginary creatures such as the phoenix, the unicorn or Pegasus are also revealed in this jeweling arch.

The Van Cleef & Arpels Noah’s Ark Collection is available at Van Cleef & Arpels Boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Van Cleef & Arpels.

Van Cleef & Arpels Moonlight Patchouli N°01038YK

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A new creation for its collection extraordinaire

Van Cleef & Arpels are releasing a new composition in the Collection Extraordinaire baptized Moonlight Patchouli, an ode to a historical and polarizing ingredient of perfumery (Pogostemon cablin), which has been both loved and hated since the 19th century, but which does not leave you indifferent…

Moonlight Patchouli emerges between shadow and light. A moment of mystery, this mixed fragrance was composed to echo the poetic vision of the moon illuminating the night with its halo.

Patchouli is the star of the show. Notably from Indonesia, essence of patchouli has been appreciated for centuries. The Asian plant first arrived in England, and then France in the 19th century. It traveled thanks to the fashions, accompanying cashmere stoles from the other side of the world, in trunks scented with its precious leaves.

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Fifty kilos of leaves are needed to obtain a kilo of essential oil. Powerful and earthy, its scent releases a camphorated freshness that appeals to both men and women.

Today, patchouli is refined down to its most beautiful qualities, so that only its powerful woodiness remains. Extremely recognizable, its woodsy aroma has accents of cocoa that transport your imagination to exotic lands.

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The light rises above the patchouli under a moonlit sky: a floral heart blossoms with Bulgarian rose and beautifully powdery iris. The base note reveals a suede accord, adding a leathery and fruity quality to prolong the trail.

On skin, the fragrance offers woody and leathery notes for him, and a powdery floral signature for her.

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The quality of the raw materials and the understated bottle have characterised Collection Extraordinaire by Van Cleef & Arpels since its origins. For this new opus, the bottle is dressed in elegance with an intense shiny black lacquer. The white box features a cartouche outlined with a silver edge, on which appears the name: Moonlight Patchouli, and the embossed monogram of the High Jewellery Maison.

 

 

 

Christie’s Auctions Jewels from Gabriela Princess zu Leiningen

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It is not every day one can stand a chance to own jewelry that once belonged to royalty. If it isn’t enough that Shirley Temple’s blue sapphire ring, the Queen of Albania’s Coronation tiara and jewels owned by the Duchess of Windsor are all up for bids next month. On May 18, auction house Christie’s will give you that opportunity with the sale of exquisite jewels that include several from the private collection of H.S.H Gabriela Princess zu Leiningen.

The princess (born merely wealthy, she was first married to the Prince of Leiningen before marrying the Aga Kahn in 1998), received many of the jewels as gifts from her second husband.

Gabriela was previously married to Prince Karl-Emich zu Leiningen and later, May 1998 she married to his Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, 49th Imam of the Ismaili, international entrepreneur, horse-breeder and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network, and became Princess Inaara Aga Khan.

During their 16-year marriage, the Princess held the tittle Begum Inaara Aga Khan and received superb and unique Jewels from her then husband, a great art connoisseur, furthering her already extensive collection. Several of them are to be presented in the Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale in May. Before the sale however, the jewels will be on display in Geneva from May 13; the collection is currently making its way to New York as part of a tour.

Sophisticated and classically beautiful, H.S.H Gabriela Princess zu Leiningen’s extensive collection is a true reflection of its owner. A woman of charisma, wisdom, elegance and above all joy. Each jewel represents a special moment in her life and the happiness she experienced at the time.

The 46 lots set to go under the hammer in Geneva are estimated to be worth over $15 million. Bidders can expect to see spectacular items from Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Co.

We highlight several key pieces that will certainly excite any avid jewelry collector.

Cultured pearl and diamond fringe necklace, bangle and pair of earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels.

 

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A significant piece on auction is the pearl and diamonds necklace the Princess inherited from her grandmother in law, the Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan (1906 – 2000), wife of Sultan Mohammed Aga Khan III. When it was given to the Princess, she commissioned Van Cleef & Arpels the creation of complementary bracelet and earrings to wear with the necklace. On several occasions, Princess Gabriele has been photographed wearing the stunning set.

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The necklace, whose yellow-gold flowers contain small diamond clusters, has 15 cultured pearls and multiple white gold clusters. The necklace comes with a similarly set bangle and pair of ear pendants. Estimate: $200,000 to $300,000

Aside from their beauty, many of these jewels bare a compelling history of their own. To me they embody wonderful and loving personal memories as well as exciting chapters of my life, full of color, travel and encounters. They have brought me great joy and happiness. Now I wish their journey to continue, bringing joy and happiness to their new owners.

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Other highlight in the collection is the cultured pearl and diamond fringe necklace. Its owner before coming into the possession of the princess was her former husband’s grandmother, Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan. When it entered the collection of Princess Gabriela, a matching pair of ear pendants and a bangle were commissioned from Van Cleef & Arpels in order to wear them as a complete parure.

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The necklace designed as a double strand of cultured Pearls, to the circular and retangular-cut diamond cluster clasp, together with a pair of earrings, each cultured pearld set within a baguette-cut diamond undulating surround, with four circular-cut diamond accents. Mounted in gold, the necklace is 46 cm, the earrings are 2 cm in diameter.

Provenance H.H. Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan.

A ruby, emerald and diamond flower brooch by Robert Pouget.

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The rose flowerhead and rosebud set with calibré-cut rubies, to the similarly-set emerald leaves and baguette-cut diamond stem, 8.5 cm. With French assay marks for platinum and gold, signed Robert Pouget. Estimate: $40.000 – $60.000

Provenance H.H. Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan.

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The necklace features a detachable, cushion-shaped emerald pendant weighing approximately 39.7 carats; there are five more emeralds in the necklace weighing more than 16 carats in total. Estimate: $2.5 million to $3.5 million

This creation by Cartier that would make any woman swoon. The diamond and emerald necklace features an almost 40-carat Colombian emerald. The necklace with the matching earrings was worn at the official dinner that followed the wedding of Prince Felipe of Spain and Letizia Ortiz back in 2004.

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Persepolis necklace and paire of Persane earrings by Cartier

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The necklace, set with emeralds, sapphires, and rose-cut diamonds, is paired with a pair of emerald, diamond, and pearl earrings. The necklace was a gift from the princess’s mother, Renate Thyssen. Estimate: $700,000 to $1 million.

 

'Persepolis' Necklace and Pair of 'Persane' Earrings by Cartier

Pieces that will certainly get your attention, include a suite of emerald, diamond and pearl jewelry from Cartier, as well as the ‘Persepolis’ necklace and pair of ‘Persane’ earrings. With graduated emerald bead drops and a larger emerald beat pendant suspended, the suite also features a briolette-cut diamond and oval cabochon emerald surmount. With emeralds, diamonds and sapphires of several cuts, the ‘Persepolis’ neckalce and ‘Persane’ earrings are a set that certainly cannot be missed.

 

Suite of emerald, diamond, and pearl jewelry by Cartier

 

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The necklace is a fringe of emerald beads interspersed with diamonds and pearls, suspended on a larger emerald and diamond pendant. The necklace is matched with a similarly-set pendant clasp, bracelet, and pair of ear pendants. Estimate: $500,000 to $700,000.

 

The Pohl diamond by Cartier

The 'Pohl' Diamond by Cartier

Pohl Diamond. What makes this 36-carat diamond so special is that it was the very first significant diamond that was polished in America (most diamonds are polished in Europe, India or Israel) before it was sold in 1943 to Bernice Chrysler Garbisch of the Chrysler Family. Having been mined nearly a decade earlier as a 287-carat rough stone, the diamond was acquired in 1998 for the Princess at Cartier.

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This massive 36.09 carat diamond, flawless D color, is mounted on platinum and tapered by baguette-cut schoulders. Estimate: $3.8 million to $5.5 million.

 

Sapphire and diamond ring by Cartier

Sapphire and diamond ring by CartierThe sapphire weighs a massive 21.06 carats and is set in platinum between baguette-cut diamond shoulders. Estimate: $600,000 to $800,000.

 

A magnificent diamond and sapphire necklace by Cartier

 

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A detachable pendant set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing approximately 55.61 carats, a pear-shaped diamond weighing approximately 6.05 carats, and a cushion-shaped sapphire surmount, weighing approximately 3.48 carats, to the necklace set with a continuous line of graduated pear-shaped diamonds. The nacklace is 37 cm and is dated 1998, Signed Cartier, with French assay marks for platinum and gold. It comes in its original Cartier red leather box. Estimate: $2.000.000 – $3.000.000.

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Report 1176529998 dated 15 March 2016 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the 6.05 carat diamond, VVS1 clarity: also with a working diagram indicating that the clarity of the diamond is potentially internally flawless, and the Diamond Type Classification letter stating that the diamond has been determined to be type IIa.

Further the necklace is accompanied with by a copy of an invoice dated 18 November 1998 from Cartier.

 

Pair of diamond and sapphire earrings by Cartier 

Pair of diamond and sapphire earrings by Cartier

The two sapphires, weighing 24.69 and 25.63 carats are detachable; the diamonds are set in platinum. Estimate: $600,000 to $800,000

 

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Ruby and Diamond Novelty Brooch by Cartier

This ‘novelty’ brooch, so-called because one side opens to reveal a watch with a circular dial, was once owned by Begum Sultan Mohamed Shah Om Habibeh Aga Khan III (the princess’s ex-husband’s grandmother).

The violin was one of Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan’s – and Princess Gabriele’s – favorite instruments. The brooch, modelled as a violin, has calibré-cut ruby belly with diamond fingerboard and tailpiece, with pavé-set diamond ribs. A one side opening to reveal a watch with circlar dial, Roman numerals and quartz movement. Together with its bow, its dated 1989. The violin, 6,8 cm, and bow, 8 cm, are mounted in platinum and gold. The violin is signed Cartier, no.001: the bow is unsigned. Estimate: $10,500 to $15,000.

Provenance H.H. Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan.

 

Mystery set ruby and diamond brooch and pair of earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels

Ruby and Diamond Brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels

This ‘Mystery Set’ flower brooch comprises rubies and a diamond-cluster pistil and is mounted in platinum and gold. Estimate: $150,000 to $250,000

'Mystery Set' Ruby and Diamond 'Poppy' Earrings by Van Cleef & ArpelsEach ‘Mystery Set’ ruby-set poppy flower has a circular-cut diamond pistil and two diamond-set leaves set in platinum. Estimate: $100,000 to $150,000.

 

H.S.H Gabriela Princess zu Leiningen

Born to an entrepreneurial and philanthropic German family, Princess Gabriela, a trained lawyer, has been involved in educational, health and cultural development programs throughout her life.

In 2004, the Princess founded the Princess Inaara Foundation. This aid organization is committed to supporting projects in both Germany and in developing countries, striving to protect and ameliorate the rights of women and children in need, often through microcredit projects. She campaigns for greater understanding and tolerance across diverse cultures, whilst also being committed to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and continues to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees for the German AIDS Foundation.

The sale will be held on May 18, 7pm at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva. For more information on the auction, visit Christie’s.