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La Pérégrina – The Legendary Pearl Diamond Ruby and Pearl necklace features an early 16th century 203-grain pearl, once part of the crown jewels of Spain. Personally designed by Taylor, the piece was a gift from Richard Burton, January 23, 1969. Estimate: $2,000,000 – $3,000,000
The Great Imperial Crown made in 1762 for the coronation of Catherine the Great by the court jeweler J.Pauzie represents the height of creative imagination, lavish beauty and skilled workmanship. It is adorned with five thousand diamonds arranged in a splendid pattern of laurel wreaths and oak branches.
Queen Mary's Crown. The crown jewels, part of the Royal Collection, are powerful symbols of the British Monarchy. The crown, made by Gerrard & Co, used to contain the Koh-i-Noor diamond as well as the Cullinan III and the Cullinan IV. However, in 1914 these diamonds were replaced by crystal models. It contains approximately 2,200 diamonds and was specially constructed so that the arches could be removed.
Boucheron's Adam necklace, an iconic jewel by Boucheron from a former collection that features two of the house motifs: the serpent and the shape of a question mark and an indication of the level of creativity to expect from the Biennale collections.