Christie’s New York is hosting it’s highly anticipated fall season jewelry auction on October 20th, in their exclusive Rockefeller Center location. Here, behind closed doors, in a respectfully hushed room of jewelry connoisseurs their calm refinement belie the electricity of the auction proceedings as million-dollar bid raises fly by faster than the Gran Prix in a race to own some of the world’s finest jewels.
Among the upcoming collection is a superb 75.56 carat brilliant-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond ring estimated at $3,000,000 – 4,000,000. The term “fancy vivid” represents colored diamonds of the highest quality in color saturation. A diamond of this size and color is truly exceptional and here is where the sale will begin.
The auction represents over 300 individual jewels, including a wide selection of colored and colorless diamonds, colored gemstones and signed jewelry. It is estimated that the total sale is expected to achieve in the region of $20 million.
The impressive collection is among one of the first of the world-wide jewelry auctions that Christie’s is offering this season.
From solid decadent pieces, such as the circular cut G color diamond of 20.02 carats, $650,000 – $850,000; the opulent diamond brooch designed as a cluster of thirteen pear and marquise brilliant-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 2.07 to 5.03 carats, 2 1/2 ins., mounted in platinum and signed Cartier, $1,400,000 – $1,800,000; to the unique Pre-Columbian figures designed by Donald Claflin, of Tiffany. Each of the Peruvian figures is made with finely carved coral, turquoise, pink tourmaline and citrine, a miniature recreation of the posture, costume and ceremonial knives found on traditional Pre-Columbian and Peruvian desings.
Whimsy, done as only Van Cleef & Arpels can, is caught mid-arabesque as a diamond and emerald ‘Ballet Precieu’ brooch. Designed as a ballerina with a rose-cut diamond face trimmed with circular and marquise-cut diamonds and a pear-shaped emerald, to the circular-cut diamond top and tutu accented by marquise-cut emeralds, the gold hands and feet enhanced by pear and circular-cut emeralds, 3 ins., mounted in gold, $70,000 – $100,000.
This is followed by natures exotic jungle creatures. The spectacular Cartier Panthère ring estimated at $40,000-50,000; and a Bulgari Serpenti bracelet watch, the head with pear-shaped diamond eyes, which opens to reveal the watch face, estimated at $100,000-150,000.
This is a showstopping and eclectic selection where you are assured to find something for everyone. You can sign up for placing on-line bids, should you be outside of New York City, and browse the catalog here: http://www.christies.com/salelanding/index.aspx?intSaleID=25334
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