Jewels to love from Christie's May Geneva sale

From Cartier bird rings to René Boivin starfish and Van Cleef Art Deco bracelets, Christie's 16th May Geneva sale offers a tempting array for collectors. 

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  • This René Boivin emerald and aquamarine starfish brooch with highly flexible arms from circa 1940 and the previous image both the property of a gentleman. Estimate for this piece: $70,000 -  $100,000. Estimate for rubies and amethyst version: $80,000 -  $120,000.
  • Van Cleef & Arpels Art Deco Ludo ruby and diamond bracelet circa 1929 designed by René Sim Lacaze in platinum with highly flexible and adjustable bracelet. A very similar second bracelet set with sapphires is also in the sale. Estimate: $700,000-1,200,000
  • Make a big statement with this diva-worthy sapphire and diamond Medicis bangle by Boucheron circa 1937 set with sapphires and diamonds. Estimate: $80,000-120,000
  • Cartier Les Oiseaux Libérés ring with a 4.61-carat Fancy Intense Yellow diamond. Cartier’s tradition of bird jewellery started after the end of WWI depicting un-caged birds symbolising the freedom from war and occupation. Estimate: $120,000-180,000.
  • Two rings by JAR, both belonging to the same lady. One set with with a blue sapphire and smaller blue, pink and purple sapphires (estimate: $45,000 – 55,000) the other featuring a cabochon emerald and assorted colour gemstones (estimate: $45,000 – 55,000).

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