formerly from the collection of Princess Faiza of Egypt, daughter of King Fouad
I of Egypt (1868-1936) is for sale with a pre-auction estimate of
“Princess Faiza’s emerald and diamond necklace is a very rare souvenir of
pre-revolutionary Egypt in the late 1940s. The discovery of this truly amazing
piece of jewellery, which could have been lost forever, brings back to mind the
memory of a most elegant, gracious and beautiful woman: HRH Princess Faiza of Egypt,” a Christies spokesperson said.
Other lots have more contemporary stories. A 58.29 carat sapphire mounted in
a multi-gem Côte D’Azur brooch designed by Anna Hu could sell for over
$3,500,000. Anna Hu is a red carpet favourite for stars such Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Natalie Portman.