11 April 2017
It will go on sale for between 800,000 and 1.2 million USD at Sotheby’s on April 25th in New York. This exceptional green, clear and intense 34.40-carat Colombian emerald is expected to break a record. Another reason for this is the pedigree of its owners, three great American collectors, including the heiress Evalyn Walsh McLean who, in the early twentieth century, had it mounted as a pendant along with the “Star of the East”, a 95-carat pear diamond. She then handed it over to Cartier as the first payment for the “Hope”, that legendary blue diamond that had once belonged to Louis XIV.
On her Caillou site, Anne-Lise Delsol sells her selection of antique pieces and solo earrings mode from elements adorning hatpins.
Thierry Vendome, the son of Jean Vendome, is also a jeweler.
Belgian designer Céline Daoust just opened her first store in Paris, rue de Grenelle.
Lise Guitton, the Inouïtoosh’s designer who works with both scarves and jewelry, has dreamed up a large silk square printed with precious stones.