Christie’s sale to include jewels by JAR
GENEVA, Switzerland, March 2012 – Christie’s has been entrusted with the sale of the jewellery collection of Mrs Lily Safra, including exceptional pieces by JAR.
All proceeds will be donated to 20 charitable institutions. The sale will take place in Geneva on May 14, 2012.
Regarded as a major philanthropist of our time, Mrs Safra is also a discerning connoisseur.
This jewellery collection reflects her refined taste and its evolution throughout five decades, from the 1970s to the present day.
Featuring 70 lots, the collection of Mrs Lily Safra is estimated to realise in excess of $20 million and includes important diamonds, rubies and sapphires, as well as an outstanding array of fine antique and period jewellery.
A special section of the sale will be dedicated to a group of extraordinary jewels by JAR, the majority of which were created for Mrs Safra by the renowned jeweller between the 1980s and 2000s.
Showcasing 18 pieces, this is the largest private collection of creations by JAR ever to be offered at auction.