Billionaire Lily Safra's Amazing Jewels to Be Auctioned for Charity; Collection Should Fetch More Than $20 Million
An amazing collection of jewelry amassed by billionaire socialite and philanthropist Lily Safra is set to hit the Christie's auction block on May 14 in Geneva. The auction house estimates that the 70 items, including the largest single-owner selection of jewels by JAR ever to be offered at auction, should fetch more than $20 million and will benefit 20 charitable institutions.
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A turquoise, garnet and diamond serpent necklace,
A turquoise, garnet and diamond serpent necklace, circa 1840 Modelled as a serpent biting its tail, the head pavé-set with cabochon turquoises and highlighted with cabochon garnet and rose-cut diamond eyes, length 39.8cm., cased by Hancocks of London.
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Maria Doulton is seduced by legendary Venetian jeweller Codognato's fantastical creations
Since 1886, Codognato has been selling its unique 'memento mori' jewels from a tiny boutique tucked behind the Piazza San Marco in Venice.
19th century turquoise, ruby, and pearl snake necklace.
Snakes aren't one of my usual motifs when it comes to accessories. I usually favor bows or flowers. But for this, I'd make an exception. Could this necklace