Let's see what's inside Christie's new auction of world-class jewels. An upcoming auction at the world-famous Christie's auction house will feature a new jewelrysale, and it will offer a glance at some absolutely unparalleled works of art.
The Magnificent Jewels of Anne Eisenhower, granddaughter of the former President of the United States and a world-renowned designer, features some of the most iconic pieces in the history of jewelry.
These pieces range from a Van Cleef & Arpels bracelet that was adored by Marlene Dietrich and was inspired by Wallis Simpson to a timeless Tiffany's design that is rarely seen.
Anne Eisenhower was born into one of the most illustrious families in America because her grandfather, Dwight D. Eisenhower, was the 34th President of the United States, and her grandmother, Mamie Eisenhower, was the First Lady of the United States.
Despite this, she established herself as a major powerhouse in the fashion industry because of her own distinctive taste as well as her aptitude for design.
She amassed a collection of one-of-a-kind items from the finest jewelry houses in the world throughout the course of her life, including Queen Camilla's personal favorite brand, Van Cleef & Arpels. Her extensive collection will soon be put up for auction at Christie's.
Let's have a look at some of the works that are going to be auctioned off in the near future.
The breathtaking Van Cleef & Arpels bracelet is the pièce de résistance of Anne Eisenhower's collection. The bracelet, which has been worn by both Hollywood royalty and true royalty, has a connection to both of these groups.
The legendary Marlene Dietrich was the original recipient of the Jarretière ruby and diamondbracelet, which goes back to 1937.
The bracelet, which is now one of Marlene's most prized possessions, was fashioned from a collection of the actress's own stones and features 143 rubies and 141 diamonds. It was designed by Marlene herself.
The German actress and screen siren first wore the garment in the 1950 film Stage Fright directed by Alfred Hitchcock. She then wore it at the 1951 Academy Awards.
A pre-existing cuff bracelet from the French jewelry house served as inspiration for Marlene's version of the bracelet, which featured some subtle revisions to the original design.
The original Jarretière bracelet, which was presented to Wallis Simpson by the Duke of Windsor on the day of their wedding, inspired the design of this version of the bracelet, which was intended to be more opulent and has undulating lines.
The bracelet was originally purchased by Anne Eisenhower in 1992 from the estate of Marlene Dietrich, and its current estimated value is between $2.5 and $4.5 million dollars.
Another piece of jewelry that Camilla adores is a necklace with sapphires and diamonds called Waterfall, and it comes with matching earrings.
The breathtaking works are estimated to have a value of between $300,000 and $500,000 each.
Tiffany & Co.'s diamond and multi-gem Moonlight Rose bracelet highlight American craftsmanship while also bringing attention to historic jewelry from a location closer to home.
The bracelet from Tiffany's was made in 1925, during the Art Deco era, and it dates back to that time period. On the other hand, this particular bracelet included colored gemstones, which was quite unusual for jewelry made during that time period.
“This is a beautifully executed piece of jewelry. It reminds me of a Chinese scroll painting. It’s miniature art,” Lisa Hubbard, Christie’s Jewelry Senior Advisor, commented.
The colorful diamond, onyx, and emerald Panthère de Cartier brooch will also be displayed at the auction. This brooch is considered to be one of the most distinctive signatures of Cartier.
The price range for the brooch is anywhere between $100,000 and $150,000.