Diamonds and sapphires were the top sellers
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers had sales of $4.6 million at its Important Jewelry and Fine Timepieces auction April 3–4 in Chicago.
Top lots included a Golconda-type diamond and ruby ring ($305,000, pictured); a 6 ct. Golconda-type diamond ($287,000); an 8 ct. emerald-cut diamond ring ($149,000); a 4.68 ct. marquise-cut Art Deco diamond ring ($118,750); and a 10.02 ct. brilliant-cut diamond ring ($137,000).
Sapphires also sold well, including a platinum, diamond, and sapphire brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels ($93,750) and a pair of platinum, diamond, and sapphire ear clips ($81,250).
(Photo courtesy of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers)