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Auctions: Will Heidi Horten's jewels lead to the sale of the century?


The sparkling private jewelry collection of this Austrian socialite will be dispersed under the hammer at Christie's in Geneva on May 10 and 12. It is rumored that she could also break all records.

Cartier, Harry Winston, Bulgari, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels... To say that Heidi Horten was a woman of taste is an understatement.

Unknown to the general public, this Austrian philanthropist is an unparalleled collector for jewelry lovers.

The fine pearl of Marie-Antoinette, torn off at auction in 2018 for the modest sum of 36 million dollars, that's her.

Harry Winston's Briolette from India, a breathtaking 90.38 carat diamond, is her too.

The latter is also the centerpiece of the auction organized by Christie's, during which 700 treasures that belonged to Heidi Horten, who died in 2022, will be dispersed.

“La Briolette d’Inde” diamond necklace, Harry Winston.

Briolette cut diamond of 90.38 carats, marquise and pear shaped diamonds, platinum, two parts of the chain are detachable and can be worn as bracelets, detachable pendant, unsigned, a bracelet with the mark of the goldsmith (Jacques Timey ).



“The World of Heidi Horten

”, this exceptional sale will be held in two stages.

After a traveling exhibition from Hong Kong to Singapore via New York and London, 400 jewels will be auctioned in Geneva on May 10 and 12.

The remaining 300 will be dispersed under the hammer at…

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Source: lefigaro

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