NEW YORK, NY.-
New York December 6 auction of Magnificent Jewels achieved a total of $62,592,750. The sale sold 88% by Lot and 85% by Value, led by a Superb Twin-Stone Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond ring of approximately 3.36 and 2.71 carats, by Graff which achieved $12,575,500.
Sale highlights included an impressive selection of exceptional mounted and unmounted diamonds, along with significant signed period and modern jewels by Buccellati, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, JAR, Van Cleef & Arpels, and more. Unique jewels by artists seldom sold at auction performed exceptionally well and sold above estimate including lots by Charles Loloma, Georges Fouquet and Raymond Templier. Noteworthy results were also achieved for private collections included Property From The Collection of Senator Jacob K. Javits and Marian B. Javits, fine jewelry from the Estate of Mrs. Hank Greenberg and Jewels & Watches Formerly from the Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower Collection.
The New York auction proudly concludes Christies stellar global jewel auction season. Blockbuster global sales included The Art of de GRISOGONO, Creation 1, the largest flawless D-colour diamond ever to come to auction, that set a new world auction record for $33,705,994. Additional highlights include the Geneva sale of Le Grand Mazarin, a light pink diamond of 19.07 carats which sold for $14,463,393 and the Hong Kong sale of The Pink Promise for $32,163,932, matching the world record price per carat of a pink diamond at $2.15M.
A Fine Belle Époque Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Estimate: $700,000-1,000,000. Price Realized: $1,722,500
A Diamond Cluster Wreath Necklace, by Harry Winston. Estimate: $1,500,000-2,500,000. Price Realized: $1,812,500
An Impressive Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring, of 30.45 carats. Estimate: $650,000-850,000. Price Realized: $852,500
A Pair of Diamond Girandole Ear Pendants, By Cartier. Estimate: $40,000-60,000. Price Realized: $324,500 A Pair of Multi-Gem 'Flower' Ear Pendants, by JAR. Estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000. Price Realized: $1,212,500
An Art Deco Diamond Architectural Brooch, By Cartier. Estimate: $50,000-70,000. Price Realized: $137,500
FROM THE COLLECTION OF J.E. SAFRA
THE ROTHSCHILD CARNARVON NECESSAIRE
A George III Jewelled Gold and Hardstone Nécessaire and Watch, London, c. 1760, signed on the movement Robert Allam, London, no. 396, made for the Chinese market. Estimate on request. Price Realized: $1,572,500
An Impressive Diamond Ring, D Color, VS Clarity, Type IIa, of 38.91 carats. Estimate: $2,500,000-3,500,000. Price Realized: $3,642,500
An Art Deco Multi-Gem Bracelet, by Georges Fouquet. Designed by Adolphe Mouron Dit Cassandre. Estimate: $400,000-600,000. Price Realized: $924,500