Saturday, June 27, 2015

Christie’s NY Important Jewels Sale


Art Deco diamond pendant necklace suspending a D-color, Internally Flawless diamond weighing 16.24 carats (est. $1.6 – 2 million). $2,225,000
Christie’s New York reeled in $27.5 million, more than the expected $18 million.

Of the 230 lots offered, 79% sold and 94% sold by value. The higher than estimated sale total is partly owed to the every magnificent jewel from the collection of Margaret Adderley Kelly being sold, realizing $9.8 million against a pre-sale estimate of $5 million.

The Majestic Blue: a 9.97-carat Kashmir sapphire – est. $950,000 – 1.25 million. $1,145,000

The Kelly Sapphire: a 21.71-carat Kashmir sapphire in a ring by Cartier (est. $1.5 – 2 million). $4,197,000

A 80.73-carat cushion-cut K color diamond – est. $3 – 5 million. $3,805,000

A 25.82-carat cushion-cut K color diamond – est. $600,000 – 700,000

A 28.02-carat cushion-cut Fancy Intense yellow diamond – est. $700,000 – 900,000. $857,000


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