On June 10, having already achieved US$320 million in spring jewelry auction sales across Christie’s global salerooms, Christie’s New York will offer a beautiful array of over 220 Important Jewels expected to achieve in excess of $20 million. The day-long auction features rare colored and colorless diamonds, natural pearls and a significant selection of signed jewels by René Boivin, Boucheron, BVLGARI, Cartier, Sterlé, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, among others.
Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Christie’s Jewelry, notes: “Our summer jewelry auction on June 10 presents a beautiful and stylish selection of wearable jewelry that speaks to the taste of every collector. The sale will include two esteemed private collections, the Collection of Kathleen and Martin Field and the Estate of Edgar M. Bronfman, in addition to important diamonds, fine vintage creations from the best houses, and rare natural pearls ensuring that our collectors continue to enjoy being part of a vibrant auction market, both as sellers and buyers of rare jewels.”
Highlights include the iconic Van Cleef & Arpels diamond and sapphire “zip” necklace (estimate: $250,000 – 350,000), a D-color rectangular-cut diamond ring, by Taffin (estimate: $2,400,000 – 3,200,000), and a spectacular long-chain necklace with over 100 carats of diamonds, by Leviev (estimate: $700,000 – 1,000,000). The selection of colored diamonds is led by a very rare oval-cut fancy vivid pink diamond of 5.50 carats, estimated at $6,500,000 – 7,500,000 and a superb rectangular-cut fancy intense greenish blue diamond of 5.02 carats with a pre-sale estimate of $1,000,000 – 1,500,000.