These are historical jewels that could pulverize all the estimates of the specialists.
These two bracelets belonged to the Queen of France Marie-Antoinette, they are covered with a hundred diamonds. Placed in a blue case, marked with the name of the Queen of France, they will be put up for public auction for the first time. in batch, by Christie’s on November 9 in Geneva.
“Not only are the diamonds extraordinary, not only do we tell ourselves that Marie-Antoinette had at one point on her wrists, but it’s also done in a way … it flows, it’s like wearing fabric. C ‘is a piece that is extraordinary, which was made to be worn, worn by a woman and to be worn with pleasure. We could see that she loved diamonds, we could see that it was a passion, it is reflected in these two bracelets, it’s a part of history, it’s extraordinary “ said Marie-Cécile Cisamolo, jewelry specialist at Christie’s.
Each of the two bracelets is made up of three rows of diamonds and they can be put together to be worn as a necklace.
The auction house estimates that there are a total of between 140 and 150 carats of diamonds on the bracelets.
According to Christie’s, the bracelets were ordered from the jeweler Charles Auguste Boehmer in Paris in 1776 by Marie-Antoinette, who had become Queen of France two years earlier.
They are estimated between 1.8 and 3.7 million euros, a price that includes the value of these old cut diamonds and therefore unique, and the fact that these jewels were ordered by Marie-Antoinette.
“The total price of these bracelets at the time was 250,000 pounds, which is a lot of money for the time. They were paid for with (precious) stones and also thanks to a deposit paid by King Louis XVI to the queen “, explained Marie-Cécile Cisamolo.
In 2018, a diamond pendant that also belonged to Marie-Antoinette, adorned with a natural pearl of exceptional size, was sold by Sotheby’s in Geneva for 36 million dollars, while it had been valued between 1 and 2 millions of dollars.
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