Christies listed this exquisite Art Deco emerald and diamond necklace on the top 10 lists of the most beautiful emerald necklaces ever came to auction.
This Van Cleef mastepiece was purchased in 1947 at Vca paris by Princess Faiza of Egypt-daughter of king Fouad I of Egypt (1868-1936) and sister of the last king of Egypt, King Farouk. 👸🇪🇬
As well as its craftsmanship, the necklace’s imposing diamonds are complemented by pure emerald drops 💦
The imposing and graceful style necklace was worn by Princess Faiza as a court jewel, and remained on her collection when she went into exile in 1952.
After the Egyptian revolution, and her divorce she moved to California to live with her mother Queen Nazli. She never went back to Egypt, and remained in the sates where she found a new life, until her death in 1994. -
Her personal jewelry, including this necklace, became the property of an anonymous collector, who decided to put it up for sale at @Christies Geneva in 2013.
The exquisite necklace was Sold for CHF 3,861,000 and purchased by Van Cleef & Arpels to become an iconic jewel of the house’s heritage collection.
N.B: part of the Vancleef and Arpels “Treasure & Legends 10th - 31st October at Dubai Opera plaza -
Credit 📷 1 @vancleefarpels .alexey 📷 2 @christiesinc 📷 3,4 @vancleefarpels 📷 5,6,7 The necklace as seen in one of her photographs taken in 1948, attending the Tahar Palace Ball in Cairo.