Collectors won't want to miss Phillips' highly anticipated debut jewelry auctions in Geneva on November 6th, featuring an impressive array of exquisite diamonds, gemstones, vintage jewels, and a breathtaking private Art Deco collection.
Ruby, emerald and sapphire
brooch. Ruby weighing 3.40
carats, Burma, no heat
Estimate: CHF 35,000 – 52,000 /
USD 40,000 – 60,000
In a resplendent display of luxury and opulence, Phillips is set to dazzle the world of art and collectibles with its inaugural jewelry auctions in Geneva on November 6th. The anticipation is palpable, as Phillips’ Jewelry department has not only achieved historic annual sales totals in recent years but has also witnessed a remarkable +185% increase in value during Fall 2022 compared to Spring 2022.
This strategic move to host jewelry auctions in the enchanting city of Geneva comes as no surprise, given its illustrious reputation as a global hub for luxury and collectibles. This decision reaffirms Phillips' commitment to fostering an international presence in the category, spanning across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and attracting discerning collectors from around the world.
Mark your calendars for the momentous occasion on November 6th, when the inaugural Geneva auctions will take center stage. The presale exhibition, a visual feast for collectors, will grace the week leading up to the auction, from October 31st to November 5th. This exclusive preview offers a unique opportunity to admire and immerse oneself in the world of exceptional jewelry and collectibles.
Diamond ring weighing 15.60 carats, D Colour, VS2 Clarity, Type IIa.
CHF 400’000 –
USD 500,000 – 800,000
Tiffany & Co
Onyx, enamel, rock crystal, jade and diamond desk timepiece, 1920s
Estimate: CHF 60,000-100,000 / USD 70,000–120,000
Two distinct auctions will steal the spotlight during this highly anticipated event. The first, a various owner auction, promises an exquisite collection of splendid diamonds, mesmerizing gemstones, and a curated selection of vintage and modern jewels. Expect to encounter iconic pieces from renowned houses such as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, each representing the pinnacle of artistry and design.
However, the true gem of this occasion lies in the auction of a remarkable private collection, a curated ensemble of over 120 lots from the illustrious Art Deco era. This collection, painstakingly assembled over time, showcases the splendor, diversity, and exceptional craftsmanship of an era that continues to captivate collectors and enthusiasts. The lineup includes an array of meticulously crafted objects, from ornate vanity cases to timepieces, bearing the distinguished signatures of Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and a host of other prestigious names.
The estimated values for these coveted pieces span a broad spectrum, ranging from no reserve to CHF 100,000, offering a unique opportunity for collectors to engage at various price points. Benoît Repellin, the visionary Worldwide Head of Jewelry at Phillips, emphasizes the significance of this collection, underscoring its role in capturing the multifaceted styles and trends of the Art Deco era. The collection resonates with connoisseurs of all tastes, from lavish and bejeweled designs to the clean lines and geometric forms championed by luminaries like Jean Després and Raymond Templier.
Pair of pink tourmaline and wood marquetry earrings,‘Butterfly’
Estimate: CHF 5,000–8,000 / USD 5,700–9,200
Van Cleef & Arpels
Sapphire and diamond bracelet, 1950s
Estimate: CHF 90,000 - 140,000 / USD 100,000 – 150,000
and diamond vanity case, circa 1924
Estimate: CHF 20,000-30,000 / USD 24,000-35,000
Enamel and gem set vanity case, 1920s
Estimate: CHF 40,000-60,000 / USD 48,000-70,000
Van Cleef & Arpels
Estimate: CHF 8,000 – 13,000 /
USD 10,000 – 15,000
At the forefront of this exquisite collection is a breathtaking Tiffany & Co. Onyx, enamel, rock crystal, jade, and diamond desk timepiece from the 1920s. This piece serves as the crowning jewel, epitomizing the artistry and grandeur of the Art Deco period while showcasing Tiffany & Co.'s unparalleled craftsmanship.
As the world eagerly awaits the 6th of November, Phillips' inaugural Geneva jewelry auctions promise a sensory delight, a journey through time and craftsmanship, and an opportunity for collectors to acquire exceptional treasures that transcend generations. This event will undoubtedly be remembered as a defining moment in the realm of art and collectibles, one that celebrates the splendor of the past while shaping the future of artistic appreciation and acquisition.