High-end jewelry pieces with history attached to them are rare and usually off limits. Christie’s New York is bringing such exclusive jewels by leading the spring jewelry auction season. On 16th April, the auction house will be opening a treasure of collectibles in a two-session sale at its flagship Rockefeller Center saleroom. Comprising of over 250 jewels, the auction boasts of fashionable items from renowned influential brands like Cartier, Graff, JAR, Tiffany & Co, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston and the likes. Collectors and shoppers can place a bid on a wide range of jewels, from top-quality colorless and colored diamonds, rare and historic gemstones, natural pearls, and signed jewels. The New York Magnificent Jewels auction features a selection of precious gems, some sized over 50 carats. Take a look at our picks from the collection –
The Spectacular Diamond Ring (featured above) flaunts a 40.43 carats oval-cut diamond set to the circular-cut diamond hoop. Mounted in platinum, it is size 6¼ and is expected to fetch $5.8 million – $7.8 million.
The Diamond Ring by Harry Winston is set with a cut-cornered rectangular-cut fancy intense pink diamond. Weighing about 6.10 carats, it is complimented by tapered baguette-cut diamonds on n either side. Set in platinum and 18k rose gold, it will come in a Harry Winston black leather box. This pink diamond ring is estimated to sell for $4 million – $6 million.
The Spectacular Diamond Pendant Necklace features a 50.05 carats briolette-cut diamond. Mounted in platinum and complemented with pavé-set diamond terminals, from trapeze and triangular-cut diamonds, it dangles from the black cord neckchain measuring 15¾ ins. This stunning diamond pendant can be worn for $5.5 million – $7.5 million.
The top of the lot is a pair of Diamond Ear Pendants which is expected to sell for $10 million. Mounted in platinum, each earring is set with a circular-cut diamond, weighing approximately 22.60 and 22.31 carats. This rock solid gemstone is attached to a shield-shaped diamond, which is further fitted to the circular-cut diamond surmount.
Christie’s states that the sale is expected to achieve in excess of $50 million and it is honored to present the most significant examples from the major jewelry houses. Great design not only helps to make classic jewelry peice hold its value over the long term, but it aids in raising the value significantly with passing time.