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Michele della Valle Leads New Sotheby’s Sale

Apr 30, 2017 5:29 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... Sotheby’s is launching a new auction series in Geneva this June, with the inaugural sale featuring jewelry by Italian designer Michele della Valle.

Among the 82 lots in the “Fine Jewels” auction will be a leaf-patterned necklace set with tsavorite, diamonds and oval emeralds, valued at $30,000 to $50,000, Sotheby’s said last week. Other pieces inspired by nature include a bangle with a clump of coral strawberries, emerald leaves and diamond-set flowers (pictured) — estimated at $15,000 to $20,000 — and a floral-motif necklace with sapphires, rubies and black diamonds that is expected to sell for $25,000 to $35,000.

A diamond-and-gem necklace featuring tourmaline, aquamarine, amethyst, heliodor and peridot has also been valued at $25,000 to $35,000, while on the lower end of the price spectrum, a sapphire-and-diamond brooch in the shape of a marlin will be on offer for an estimated $3,000 to $5,500. A bracelet of diamond parrots with sapphire, ruby and emerald wings and tails will be among the lots as well, with a $5,000 to $8,000 value.

“One of the most original and creative contemporary jewelry designers, Michele della Valle transforms stories, daydreams and fairytales into bold, imaginative creations,” said David Bennett, worldwide chairman of Sotheby’s international jewelry division.

The auction will take place June 1.

* Picture courtesy of Sotheby's.
Tags: diamonds, geneva, jewels, Michele Della Valle, Rapaport News, Sotheby's
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