Sotheby’s Fine Jewels Auction to Feature a Broad Variety Of Contemporary, Period and Aristocratic Jewels

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LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Fine Jewels Auction on Wednesday 13th July 2011 will present for sale a wide variety of wonderful jewels from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Comprising 288 lots and estimated to raise in excess of £1.7 million, the sale presents a selection of period jewels including a beautiful Diamond Tiara from the 1920s and from a Ducal House (lot 287, estimated at £35,000-55,000) as well as signed jewels by notable designers such as Repossi, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany’s & Co. and Boucheron. Commenting on the forthcoming jewellery sale in London, Alexandra Rhodes, Senior International Specialist, Sotheby’s Jewellery Department, said: “Following the recent success of Sotheby’s Magnificent and Noble Jewels sale in Geneva last month, we are delighted to present our London auction of Fine Jewels this summer. The forthcoming sale features contemporary and period jewels, spanning three