Brilliant, Take Two (And Three!)

There’s no shortage of high-end auctions in New York, particularly
those featuring stunning jewels. Consider the April 20 Magnificent Jewels
auction at Sotheby’s, which featured an internally flawless pinkish-orange
diamond ring that sold for $3.1 million (get the full scoop on the last
page—Brilliant—of JCK’s June issue). While the piece stands out as one of the
prettier and pricier gems sold from that auction, plenty of other contenders
exist. The following are a couple more auction lovelies that JCK couldn’t fit
in print.

Stay Within the Yellow Line …

Auction: Sotheby’s April 20
Magnificent Jewels in New York

Item: A fancy vivid yellow diamond
necklace

Estimated Price: $2 – $3 million

Sale Price with Buyer’s
Premium:  $3.6 million

Description: A 16 ¾ length necklace
features cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut and cut-cornered
square modified brilliant-cut diamonds of fancy vivid color weighing a total of
100.17 carats mounted in 18k gold.

            Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s

VIP Section

Auction: Christie’s The New York
Sale with Catherine the Great Emerald Brooch and the Emperor Maximilian
Diamond, 22 April 2010, at Rockefeller
Plaza in New York

Item: An important diamond necklace

Estimated Price: Upon request

Sale Price with Buyer’s
Premium:  $3.8 million

Description: A heart-shaped diamond
weighing 28.28 carats is surrounded by micro pave and features a kite-shaped
diamond accent as well as micro-pave-set rondelle spacers on a 16 ½ inch
platinum chain featuring a heart-shaped pave-set clasp set.

                     Photo courtesy of Christie’s