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.
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.