On April 16, Christie’s New York will hold its spring sale of magnificent jewels, with a selection of more than 250 jewels in a two-session sale at the Rockefeller Center saleroom. A wide range of jewels will be offered at the auction such as top-quality colorless and colored diamonds, historic gems, natural pearls and signed jewels. The jewels come from renowned houses such as Cartier, Graff, Tiffany & Co, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston, and JAR.
The auction house expects to reach a total sale of $50 million. Some of the diamonds they offer are expected to be sold at high prices. Amongst their selection is a pair of 22 carat circular-cut D flawless diamond ear pendants with a presale estimate at $7 to $10 million. And a 40.43 carat D flawless Oval Cut diamond ring with a presale estimate of $5.8 to 7.5 million.
Two historic diamond rings by JAR are as unique as they are rich in history. One is a 2.49 carat, old mine-cut fancy yellowish green diamond recorded in history as the engagement ring of Countess Eliza to Count Zygmunt Krasinski, one of Poland’s famous Romantic poets. The other diamond ring is a 15.75 carat Oval Cut fancy intense yellow with a presale estimate of $500,000 to $700,000. It formerly sold in the Jewels of Hope Auction from the collection of Lily Safra. All in all, the entire selection of jewels has something to offer for collectors of all different kinds of tastes and interests.