RARE DIAMONDS AND GEMSTONES FROM NOTABLE ESTATES AND AN INTERNALLY FLAWLESS DIAMOND OF 39.34 CARATS Continuing to lead the jewelry auction market, The New York Sale at Christie’s on April 16, will feature an exceptional selection of rare colored gemstones, magnificent diamonds and superb jewels.
New York — Continuing to lead the jewelry auction market, The New York Sale at Christie’s on April 16, will
feature an exceptional selection of rare colored gemstones, magnificent diamonds and superb jewels. With
numerous important American estates including the Collection of Danielle Steel, Christie’s will present a
treasure trove of jewels this spring season.
Property from American Estates
A number of stunning pieces are offered on behalf of important estates.
Leading the notable selection of gemstones is a spectacular rectangular-cut D color, potentially flawless
diamond ring of 27.91 carats (estimate: $2,000,000-3,000,000) by Harry Winston.
Accompanying the ring is an identical copy using simulated diamonds also mounted,
surprisingly, by Winston, a testament to the collector’s ambitious dedication to excellence. Another
impressive gem is a pear shaped, D color, potentially flawless diamond ring of 21.90cts
(estimate: $2,000,000 – 3,000,000) that has also been mounted by Harry Winston. A
superbly faceted rectangular-cut D color, internally flawless diamond of 18.44cts (estimate:
$1,620,000 – 2,200,000) completes the staggering selection of colorless diamonds from
For the colored diamond enthusiast, a stunning fancy intense yellow rectangular-cut
diamond of 40.39 carats (estimate: $500,000-700,000) mounted by Bulgari and also
an impressive pair of fancy yellow diamonds of 29.08 and 28.19 carats (estimate:
$800,000 – 1,200,000) offer the perfect opportunity to create a sensational
From the House of Bulgari a daisy flower brooch (estimate: $60,000-80,000)
bursting with color, vibrancy and life and set with the highest quality yellow
diamonds, emerald and sapphires is sculpted into a dynamic and multidimensional
design. The striking bombé pistil extending curling and tapering
petals creates an overall masterpiece. Regal yet playful is a yellow diamond
leopard brooch by Verdura (estimate: $15,000-20,000), with sly emerald eyes
and bespeckled with black onyx spots. Adorned with a ruby and diamond
crown and an emerald and ruby neckchain, these embellishments are befitting
for a “Great Cat”.
Collection of Danielle Steel
Also featured is a fine collection of jewelry from the collection of Danielle Steel, one of the
most popular and best-selling authors writing today. Also known for her stylish persona
with a flare for elegance and style, she has assembled a collection of unique pieces, including
a diamond and black coral owl brooch, by Van Cleef & Arpels (estimate:15,000–25,000) and
a pair of sapphire and diamond “Trumpet Flower” ear clips, by Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany
& Co. (estimate: $18,000–22,000).
An impressive pair of pear-shaped D-color, internally flawless diamonds of 4.56 and 5.06
carats are even more desirable for their Type IIa classification, the most chemically pure
type of diamond with exceptional optical transparency (estimate: $750,000–1,000,000). A
diamond Riviere necklace with fifty-four graduated circular-cut diamonds totaling 76.41
carats is another sophisticated highlight (estimate: $500,000-700,000). A versatile design by Carvin French is
a rectangular-cut D color, internally flawless diamond ring of 16.89 carats, flanked by two heart-shaped
diamonds, that may be worn as either a brooch or pendant (estimate: $1,100,000-1,800,000).
Signed Pieces from the Masters of Jewelry