On 11 June 2015, Sotheby’s London sale of Fine Jewels will offer a wide variety of stunning jewels from the 17th century to the present. Renowned designers have often turned to the beautiful forms of nature for inspiration and this auction features stand-out designs from those such as René Lalique, Mauboussin, Ernst Paltscho and Vacheron Constantin, as well as pieces from great houses such as Cartier and Graff. This season, for the first time ever, visitors to Sotheby’s pre-sale exhibition can enjoy a special tea and refreshments among the jewels provided by Sketch. Floral motifs have always been popular with jewellers for their intricate forms and bold colours. Vacheron Constantin, known for its exceptional watches, is represented here by a yellow diamond brooch and striking pair of earrings each designed as a pair of flowers ave-set with brilliant-cut diamonds of yellow and near colourless tint (Lot 116, est.

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