Sotheby’s to offer The “Walska Briolette Diamond” brooch

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Sotheby’s to offer The “Walska Briolette Diamond” brooch

October 2013 – Sotheby’s Geneva will offer The “Walska Briolette Diamond” Brooch, created by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1971, during the Magnificant Jewels sale on November 13.
A masterpiece of design, this iconic jewel showcases the historic “Walska Briolette Diamond”, a fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 96.62 carats.
Sotheby’s to offer The “Walska Briolette Diamond” brooch
Once in the collection of opera singer and jewellery connoisseur, Ganna Walska, the briolette was subsequently mounted as a brooch and most recently exhibited at Van Cleef & Arpels retrospectives.
This sublimely beautiful piece of jewellery is offered for sale in Geneva with a pre-sale estimate of $8 million.