Description

    Diamond, Gold Jewelry Suite
    The jewelry suite, designed with a shell motif, includes: one necklace, featuring full-cut diamonds, set in 18k yellow gold (Length: 16 inches); one matching bracelet (Dimensions: 7-1/4 inches x 1-3/16 inches); together with a matching pair of earrings, each completed by a clip back on the reverse (Dimensions: 3/4 inch x 1/2 inch). Total diamond weight is approximately 1.50 carats. Gross weight 136.30 grams.
    *Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears

    Formerly the Property of Her Imperial Highness Princess Soraya of Iran

    Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari (June 22, 1932 - October 26, 2001)
    In 1951 Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, a woman of combined German and Persian heritage, became the second wife, and Queen Consort, of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the late Shah of Iran. The marriage, sadly, ended in divorce seven years later over the queens apparent infertility and her inability to provide the Shah with an heir.

    The 25-year old former queen was granted the title Her Imperial Highness Princess Soraya of Iran and subsequently moved to France where she became an actress and author, writing two memoirs - Princess Soraya: Autobiography of Her Imperial Highness (1964) and Le Palais Des Solitudes (The Palace of Loneliness) (1992). Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari died in Paris in 2001 at age 69.


    Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: SI
    Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
    Diamond Count: 26 - 50
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: A lovely suite with a rare and interesting provenance.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    3rd-5th Monday-Wednesday
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