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Christie’s to auction jewels from the collection of Gabriela Princess zu Leiningen

04 april 2016
Christie’s announced it will host an auction of superb jewels from the collection of H.S.H. Gabriela Princess zu Leiningen in Geneva on May 18. The sale features 46 lots, selected from her unique and important collection, and estimated to realize in excess of US$15 million. Jewelry items were created by such brands, as Cartier, Schlumberger, Boucheron, Tiffany & Co, and Van Cleef & Arpels.
“Sophisticated and classically beautiful, H.S.H. Gabriela Princess zu Leiningen’s extensive collection is a true reflection of its owner. A woman of charisma, wisdom, elegance and above all, joy.  Each jewel represents a special moment in her life and the happiness she experienced at the time.  We are honored to present superb jewels from her collection, and extend to all the wonderful karma it brings,” – says François Curiel, Chairman Christie’s Asia Pacific.
Born to an entrepreneurial and philanthropic German family, Princess Gabriela zu Leiningen, a trained lawyer, has been involved in educational, health and cultural development programs throughout her life.
“Aside from their rare beauty, many of these jewels bare a compelling history of their own. To me they embody wonderful and loving personal memories as well as exciting chapters of my life, full of colour, travel and encounters. They have brought me great joy and happiness. Now I wish their journey to continue, bringing joy and happiness to their new owners,” – claims the Princess.
The superb jewels of H.S.H. Gabriela Princess zu Leiningen feature some of the finest gemstones collectors could dream of. The highlight is the 36 carat D color Pohl diamond. Mined in 1934 as a 287 carat rough stone, it was the first major diamond to be polished in America and was sold in 1943 to Bernice Chrysler Garbisch of the Chrysler Family. In 1998 it was acquired for the Princess at Cartier. This famous diamond is offered for an estimate of US$3,800,000-5,500,000.
More jewels by Cartier include a sensational emerald and diamond necklace suspending a richly coloured Colombian emerald of almost 40 carats (US$2,500,000-3,500,000). Princess Gabriela was photographed on many occasions wearing the necklace and the matching earrings, one of them being at the official dinner preceding the wedding of Prince Felipe of Spain and Letizia Ortiz in Madrid, in 2004. 
Another magnificent parure, also by Cartier, is set with rare Burmese sapphires. The V-shaped necklace suspends a 55 carat cushion-shaped sapphire (US$2,000,000-3,000,000) and is complemented by a pair of ear pendants, with diamond-set star tops and pear-shaped sapphire pendants, each weighing approximately 25 carats (US$600,000-800,000).
This very elegant cultured pearl and diamond fringe necklace, belonged to H.H. Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan (1906-2000), the wife of H.H. Sultan Mohammed Shah, Aga Khan III. When it entered the collection of Princess Gabriela, a matching pair of ear pendants and a bangle were commissioned to Van Cleef & Arpels in order to wear them as a complete parure (US$200,000-300,000).

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow