May 27, 2022

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Rare 80-carat ring to star at Sotheby’s auction

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Story: This ring is expected to fetch around $8 million

at Sotheby’s semi-once-a-year auction in Geneva

OLIVIER WAGNER, SOTHEBY’S:

“So, the most highly-priced item in the auction, it’s a amazing 80.08 carats, emerald cut, diamond ring by Chopard. It is mounted with 6 very brilliant rubies, unheated Mozambique rubies, and it’s a D-shade stone, internally flawless, perhaps flawless, great slash and symmetry. It is also style IIa, so a pretty chemically pure diamond, considerably less than 2 per cent of the diamonds in the entire world are sort IIa and it is approximated in surplus of US$ 8 million.”

Other goods hitting the auction block involve

a ‘Birds in Flight’ bracelet from 1927 which could leading $745,000

As very well as a collection of watches

truly worth an believed $18 million

The spotlight of that established is a piece by Gerald Genta

recognized as the ‘Picasso of Watchmaking’

CHARLIE FOXHALL, SOTHEBY’S:

“it’s highlighted by Gerald Genta’s (Swiss observe designer and artist) Royal Oak, Audemars, Piguet Royal Oak, which was, not only built by him in 1970 and developed by Audemars in 72, but this one particular is essentially the one particular that was sold to Genta himself and wore by Genta, throughout his life span in 78. It’s specially specific mainly because it’s the only one that was truly owned by him that has at any time occur to industry as of nonetheless.”

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