An antique tiara with diamonds and pearls belonging to the Italian royal family was sold at an auction at Sotheby’s in Geneva. The jewelry was bought by an Asian collector for one million 660 thousand dollars. The auctioneers planned to raise from one to one and a half million.
The diamond tiara was made in the second half of the 19th century. It is adorned with eleven large drop-shaped pearls. King Victor Emmanuel II presented the tiara to his daughter-in-law Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo, who in 1867 married his son Amadeus I.
Another valuable lot brought in three million 870 thousand dollars. This is a diamond brooch with two rare Kashmir sapphires. One stone weighs 55.19 carats. This is the largest Kashmir sapphire ever to appear at auction. The second stone weighs just under 26 carats. The brooch was previously owned by the heiress of the Guinness brewery. The item was bought by the British jewelry company Graff.
Also at the auction went under the hammer a collection of jewelry created by the American jewelry company Harry Winston. It includes a diamond necklace, two sapphire necklaces, and a brooch and earrings with Colombian emeralds. Almost $ 20 million was earned for all products.