The diamond brooch that was given by the Spanish king Alfonso XII to his wife Maria Christina of Austria is up for auction next week in Geneva. It is one of the main highlights of the auction which contains more than 350 pieces of sparkling jewelry with diamonds and other gemstones. The royal brooch stayed in Maria Christina’s family from her death in 1929 until the 1980s. The brooch is filled with colorless diamonds in round shapes, cushion shapes and oval shapes. According to a jewelry specialist this brooch is very unique due to its provenance, royal provenance. In addition, the brooch is a very typical period jewelry, worn as corsages back then. The occasion when brooches like this were worn in this period of time was mostly for weddings or because the wearer was from a royal family. This diamond brooch is estimated to be sold for at least 1.5 million up to 2 million USD in Geneva.
Next to this highlight there is 349 more lots that are very stunning. Such as the pink diamonds we talked about in previous news update or a pair of ear pendants with matching ring that contains a ruby and a diamond. But if you don’t think these are stunning enough, the 55 carat pear shape diamond will definitely catch your attention, right?