Diamonds are forever and elegance too. These newcomers connect with the past by taking the name Boehmer et Bassenge.
This double name that had gone into the oblivion of history was that of the jewelers entrusted by Louis XV in 1772 to create the most stunning necklace of all time for a presentation to his mistress Madame du Barry. The necklace totaling 2,840 carats of diamonds was assembled but not delivered because of the king's death. It was dismantled in 1785 in the most sensational scam case of the Ancien Régime : l'Affaire du collier de la Reine.
The new Boehmer et Bassenge company targets an extreme quality and their outputs will be of an utmost rarity. They chose Christie's for selling two of their earliest masterpieces. The auction takes place in Geneva on November 15 without a reserve price on these lots.
Miroir de l'Amour is a pair of earrings 7 cm long, lot 188 estimated CHF 20M. Each element consists of a pear-shaped diamond of over 50 carats, namely 52.55 and 50.47 carats, topped with a rich cluster of smaller diamonds.
Le Jardin d'Isabelle is a necklace, lot 187 estimated CHF 8M. This jewel consists of two lines centered on diamonds respectively weighing 31.38 carats and 12.11 carats.
RESULTS INCLUDING PREMIUM :
Earrings SOLD for CHF 17.6M
Necklace SOLD for CHF 8M