Christie’s Magnificent Jewels New York sale is scheduled for April 26 and will include fancy colored diamonds, Art Deco pieces, and rare signed pieces from Bulgari, Buccellati, Cartier, David Webb, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels.
And, as usual, the top-valued lots are all big-gem showstoppers. Each is expected to fetch over $2 million.
Here are the top three priciest pieces bound for the auction block:
Cartier ruby, diamond, and onyx panthère ring
Estimated price: $2.3 million–$2.8 million
The pavé-set diamond panther that makes up this platinum ring is set with onyx spots and nose and features pear-shape emerald eyes and a tail tipped with a 10.63 ct. cushion-cut Burmese ruby. It is signed MT Cartier, no. 53AJE935.
Important colored diamond ring
Estimated price: $2.8 million–$3.5 million
Set with a cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut fancy vivid purplish pink diamond weighing approximately 5.26 cts., this platinum ring is flanked on either side by tapered baguette-cut diamonds. The GIA report states that it’s a fancy vivid purplish pink, natural color, I1 clarity.
Van Cleef & Arpels diamond ring
Estimated price: $2.2 million–$2.7 million
This platinum ring is set with a rectangular-cut diamond weighing approximately 22.03 cts. It’s flanked on either side by a triangle-shaped diamond and comes with a Van Cleef & Arpels green suede box and white outer box. The GIA report states the diamond is D color, Internally Flawless clarity, with excellent polish and symmetry—and reveals that the gem is a Type IIa: the most chemically pure type of diamond. It is signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no. SL953.
(Photos courtesy of Christie’s)