Sotheby’s Paris Presents Jewellery Auction Featuring Spanish Socialite’s Collection

Sotheby’s Paris is set to auction a stunning emerald and diamond necklace from the personal collection of Spanish socialite Yolanda Eleta de Fierro, with expectations of reaching up to $800,000.
Sotheby’s Paris Presents Jewellery Auction Featuring Spanish Socialite’s Collection

The exquisite jewel boasts a row of step-cut emeralds and marquise-shaped diamonds, doubling as two bracelets. Leading the jewellery segment of the Paris sale, it will showcase a selection of dazzling pieces from renowned brands such as Cartier, David Webb, Harry Winston, Bulgari, and Tiffany & Co.

Part of the larger event "Una Casa, Una Vida: Yolanda Eleta de Fierro Collection," the jewellery auction will feature items from her neoclassical Madrid residence. The live auction is scheduled for May 21, with an online sale running from May 7 to 22.

Eleta de Fierro, a collector since 1945, acquired exceptional gemstones, notably diamonds and emeralds, with designs reflecting her Panamanian and Costa Rican heritage, as well as her affinity for exquisitely crafted gold pieces and animal motifs.

Among the highlights are a Cartier diamond ring with a 14.17-carat step-cut diamond, estimated to sell for $450,000 to $750,000, and a pair of Jacques Timey emerald and diamond ear clips, featuring pear-shaped emeralds surrounded by marquise-shaped diamonds, with an upper estimate of $700,000.

Another standout piece is an emerald and diamond ring adorned with a 16.34-carat emerald and brilliant-cut diamonds, estimated at $150,000 to $250,000.

The collection also includes two remarkable pieces by David Webb: a dolphin-shaped sapphire and diamond brooch, and a hammered 18-karat gold hinged cuff bracelet set with brilliant-cut diamonds, with price estimates ranging from $12,000 to $25,000.

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