Auctioneer Christie’s is hosting its first online-only sale of jewelry, including over 100 lots from contemporary jewelers with price points that it says will be accessible to a wide range of collectors. This glittering array of ear pendants, necklaces, bracelets, cufflinks and more is highlighted by up and coming designers Lily Gabriella and Olivia Wildenstein with vibrant pieces from the eponymous label of Marina Bulgari, Marina B.
“This inaugural online-only sale of Summer Jewels is an exciting new venture for us at Christie’s. After a historic spring season of auction sales, we are pleased to offer collectors a new way to collect jewelry with Christie’s and to introduce a specially curated array of designs by some of the young shining stars working within the jewelry world today,” said François Curiel, the chairman of Christie’s jewelry department.
Top lots from Elia’s namesake collection, ”Lily Gabriella,” include a diamond pendant necklace with a pre-sale estimate of $4,000 to $5,000, an 18K white gold and diamond ring inspired by Elia’s South American heritage (estimate: $2,800 – 3,800) and an amethyst, diamond and gold necklace (estimate: $3,500 – 4,500).
Highlights from Wildenstein include a citrine and diamond bonbon ring with a pre-sale estimate of $1,100 to $1,500 and a pair of cultured pearl and diamond Couers Enlacés ear pendants estimated to garner between $6,000 and $8,000.
Also to be offered in the sale is a diamond and white gold bangle bracelet by Marina B, which has a pre-sale high estimate of $5,500, and a diamond, enamel and gold bracelet by Roberto Coin, estimated to fetch up to $6,500.
Bids have already started since July 17, and will be accepted till Friday, July 26.