The difficulty consists in achieving a geometric balance without disparity between the two halves of the heart while maintaining a perfect sharpness in the cleft. Any mistake appears ridiculous to a demanding user.
A heart shaped diamond type IIa, D color, Internally flawless clarity, weighing 56.15 carats was sold for CHF 9.6M including premium by Christie's on May 18, 2011.
Boehmer et Bassenge, the Maison de Haute Joaillerie founded in 2016 in Paris, is not afraid of the challenge to assemble the most exceptional jewels around the biggest diamonds. Their high quality production is limited to a few items per year.
On November 15, 2016, Christie's sold for CHF 17.6M including premium one of their first realizations : a pair of earrings with matched pear cut diamonds weighing 52.55 and 50.47 carats in a surrounding of small diamonds.
On May 17 in Geneva, Christie's sells La Légende by Boehmer et Bassenge, lot 228 estimated CHF 14M.
This jewel is centered on a heart shaped diamond D, IIa, Flawless weighing 92.15 carats. The GIA recognized its excellent symmetry and polish. It is hanging through two small circular diamonds to a 93 cm long sautoir necklace of cultured pearls mounted in platinum.
SOLD for CHF 14.8M including premium