Christie’s New York will offer over 300 lots in their Magnificent Jewels auction on December 10 at its flagship Rockefeller Center saleroom. From rare and important colored and colorless diamonds, superb gemstones, natural pearls, signed and period jewels, the auction features elegant creations from famed jewelry houses such as Boivin, Boucheron, BVLGARI, Cartier, Fouquet, Graff, JAR, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston to name a few.
The December auction marks another exciting finale for the diamond market with no less than 16 D-color diamonds on offer. This selection is anchored by a pear-shaped 89.23-carat D-color diamond (estimate on request) graded by the Gemological Institute of America as a Type IIa diamond, known as the most chemically pure type of diamond with exceptional transparency.
Also on offer is an outstanding fancy light pink Golconda diamond of 21.30-carats (estimate: $4,000,000 – 6,000,000), which displays an antique cutting style as well as superior quality in purity of color and transparency.
Colored gemstones are in great supply in the upcoming sale, led by an octagonal-cut Kashmir sapphire of 12.06 carats, estimated to achieve in excess of $1,200,000.
If talking about pearls, on offer is an important single-strand natural pearl and diamond necklace composted of thirty-seven natural pearls measuring from 13.10 to 8.00 mm (estimate: $1,500,000 – 2,500,000).
The two-session auction includes prices ranging from $1,000 to $10,000,000 and is expected to realize in excess of $55 million.