Sunday, April 12, 2015

Christie’s Expects Magnificent Jewels Sale to Achieve $80m

(IDEX Online News) – Christie’s upcoming Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva is expected to generate revenues in excess of $80 million. The highlight of the sale is the Maria Christina Royal Devant-de-Corsage brooch, which was presented as a wedding gift from King Alfonso XII of Spain to his wife, the Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria in November 1879.

Among the diamond highlights are a pear-shaped D / IF diamond weighing 55.52 carats with a pre-auction estimate of $8.5-$10.5 million, a 5.18-carat rectangular-cut Fancy Vivid Pink diamond of 5.18 carats (estimated at $9.5-12.5 million and an Ashoka-cut D / IF diamond ring of 21.75 carats, which has an estimate of $2.8-3.5 million.

35.09-carat, cushion-cut, Kashmir blue sapphire. $ 3 to $ 4.2m

“The Pride of Burma,” a 6.25-carat, cushion-shaped Burmese ruby and diamond ring with a pre-sale estimate of US$1.8-2.5 million.

Van Cleef & Arpels ruby and diamond ear-pendants from the collection of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Lot has a pre-sale estimate of US$250,000 – 350,000.
A rectangular-cut, fancy vivid pink diamond weighing 5.18 carats, with a pre-sale estimate of US$9.5-12.5 million.

A pair of tourmaline and agate camellia brooches, by JAR (est. $140,000 – 170,000)

Pair of pear shaped diamond ear pendants, by Van Cleef & Arpels

Sugarloaf cabochon emerald ring of 17.02 carats, by Black, Starr & Frost