Pink diamond tiara is highlight of Masterpiece fair
Pink Heart Cut Diamond
LONDON, June 27, 2010 – A pink diamond tiara featuring diamonds from Australia’s Argyle mine was a jewellery highlight of the inaugural Masterpiece collectibles fair.
Buyers shopped for multi-million pound treasures such as an 18th century French library and a Renoir painting at the inaugural Masterpiece fair, which runs from June 24-29.
Super-wealthy businessmen and celebrities, including Mick Jagger and Roger Moore, milled around stands at the former Chelsea Barracks, examining antique silverware, diamond jewellery, and Impressionist oil paintings.
Luxury Bond Street jeweller Asprey presented a new pink diamond tiara for 1.4 million pounds, which could appeal to royalty, or perhaps a Chinese buyer. The pink diamonds came from the Argyle mine in western Australia.
Other highlights included a Belle Epoque Boucheron diamond necklace at dealer Wartski, a 2.2 million pound Pierre Auguste Renoir oil painting depicting the artist’s son, a set of Vacheron Constantin watches inspired by the ancient art of Maki-e, and the panelled Dijon Library dating from 1775.