Property of Princess Elena of Greece & Denmark, née Grand Duchess Vladimirovna of Russia (1882-1957). She inherited these jewels in 1920 when her mother, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna, died in France. Comprising: a brooch of plaque design, circa 1900, set at the centre with an oval sapphire, the border set with cushion-shaped diamonds in claw settings & cut-down collets, maker's marks for Sophia Schwan, probably for Bolin, St Petersburg, & Russian assay marks, the pair of ear clips en suite
The ‘Ricci Rose’ ring centers a 5.05 carat oval-shaped diamond with a pavé-set surround comprising diamonds, pink sapphires and pearls. Together, the blend of colors creates a soothing hue similar to that of Rose Quartz. Available for purchase at Sotheby’s Diamonds, US$115,000.