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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Opal Jewels of the Prince of Siam - Sotheby's Fine Jewels Auction Tomorrow


The Story of the 17 year old English girl that married Prince Bira of Siam is the stuff of Hollywood movies - tumultuous (they divorced and married three times) and of course filled with gifts of amazing jewels - see the entire story here from the Daily Mail UK!
Londoner Ceril Heycock and
Prince Bira, late 1940s




The most famous is this suite of Opal Jewels:



Sotheby's upcoming Fine Jewels auction will be held in two sessions tomorrow...or more specifically tonight if, like me you are on the Left Coast of the US.

Fine Jewels
11 JULY 2013 | 10:30 AM | LONDON

SESSION 1: 11 JUL 2013 | 10:30 AM | LOTS 1 - 157
SESSION 2: 11 JUL 2013 | 2:00 PM | LOTS 158 - 310

Featured are over 300 lots dating from the 19th to the 21st century, including a large collection of cufflinks, principally from the 1920s and 30s.

Browse all items in the sale, including the 'Mini Baignoire' lady's diamond cocktail watch by Cartier, as well as magnificent opals, some of which were formerly in the collection of Princess Ceril Birabongse of Siam.
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