I was browsing the catalog for the upcoming (December 9) Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction, looking for pieces by Queen Nazli of Egypt and the Duchess of Windsor, and this caught my eye. I don’t know who the jeweller is and an online search did not turn up any info. But this is a really striking piece.
The catalog notes, “18 Karat Gold Necklace. The bib-style necklace composed of textured gold branch-link links, gross weight approximately 184 dwts, internal circumference 12¼ inches, signed Shavarsh K.”
The pre-sale estimate is USD$8,000-12,000.