A Cartier bracelet made from conch pearl, enamel and diamond for Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain will be on offer for auction at the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale on November 14th. In the century gone by the magnificent jewels were more often than not commissioned by the royals and some of the most incredible precious stones were sourced for them. Cartier had created this bracelet in the 1920s for the Queen of Spain whose grandson Juan Carlos is the present king of Spain. Cartier is amongst the most renowned watchmaker and jeweler and this particular bracelet is considered to be one of the greatest jewels designed by them.
Impressive Collection from Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain
It is not difficult to imagine that the bracelet is astonishingly beautiful and has that royal appeal. This significant piece of jewelry from the Spanish Royal family is estimated to be worth $1.4 million. Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the Britain and was born at Balmoral Castle, in Scotland in 1887. She was known for her extensive jewelry collection and could carry them off well as she was considered a great beauty of her time. In Britain she was fondly known by her family and the people at large as Ena. She lived long and when she died in 1969 she had put together a pretty impressive collection of jewels.
Ruby Diamond Pendant Earrings Valued at $2.5 Million
This bracelet from the inter war period had found a special mention in a noted book named Celebrating Jewelry. The bracelet will definitely be the highlight of the auction but there will be several other significant selections of Royal jewels on offer. There is a fascinating pair of ruby and diamond pendant earrings that originally belonged to HSH Princess Max Egon zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg. These earrings also belong to the same period as the bracelet and feature perfectly matched Burmese rubies of 11 carat each. The pre sales estimate puts the value of the earring at $2.5 million. The royal jewelry have a fascinating quality that makes them a popular choice at auctions. The major auction houses work hard to put together an impressive collection of royal jewels as the collectors always await them eagerly.