“A Magnificent Diamond Ring” from Van Cleef & Arpels was the top earner at Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels sale at Rockefeller Center on Wednesday. The ring realised a price of $2,587,500, within its pre-sale estimated range of $2.2 – 2.7 million. The D-color, internally flawless, Type IIa diamond is set with a rectangular-cut center diamond, weighing approximately 22.03 carats, flanked on either side by a triangle-shaped diamond. Total sales at the auction were $35.2 million.
Christie’s upcoming auction of Magnificent Jewels in Geneva will take place on May 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues. The highlights on view will include a 92-carat D-Flawless heart shaped diamond pendant, signed by Boehmer et Bassenge, named La Légende. It is a diamond and cultured pearl necklace containing the 92.15 ct stone and estimated at US$14-20 million. It is the largest D Flawless heart shaped diamond ever to be offered at auction. La Vie Bohème is a pair of chandelier earrings, each with an asymmetrical pink diamond bow, a pear-shaped diamond connecting link, each suspending a marquise-cut diamond weighing approximately 10.07 and 10.05 carats. Each drop is also a D-Flawless diamond, with perfectly symmetrical cuts. The estimate for this pair of earrings is US$2-3 million.