Super jewels for Christie’s super auctions in New York: a thousand pieces, from diamonds to precious audio headphones ♦ ︎
The big auctions in Geneva are closed, and Christie’s starts again from New York. The Jewels Online sales are scheduled in the US city from 2 to 12 December but, above all, the Magnificent Jewels on 11 December. In all, a thousand pieces are on sale, including colored diamonds, colorless diamonds and precious stones, as well as designer jewels, among others, Suzanne Belperron, René Boivin, Bulgari, Cartier, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co. and Van Cleef & Arpels.
The headlights are aimed at two lots offered for sale by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, with the aim of making cash for new acquisitions. One of these jewels is The duPont Ruby, a brooch with Burmese ruby of 11.20 carats surrounded by a heart shape with emeralds, diamonds and natural pearls, estimated between 3.5 and 5.5 million dollars. The other piece is The Emerald duPont, a ring with Colombian emerald of 9.11 carats Belle Époque and diamonds, signed Tiffany & Co. The jewels were part of the collection of Mrs. Alfred I. duPont.
Certainly a superb ring with a vivid fantasy blue diamond of 3.07 carat will also attract attention, VVS1 clarity, estimated between 3 and 4 million dollars, a ring with a 24.13 carat diamond, color D, impeccable clarity (2 -3 million), a ring with a 23.55 carat diamond, color D, potentially impeccable internally by Harry Winston (2-3 million) and a ring with a Belle Époque sapphire from Kashmir of 30.14 carats and diamonds (1.4 -2.4 million).
Apart from duPont, the auction includes jewels also from other prominent properties. In particular those of the Rothschild family, including Baroness Edouard de Rothschild and Jacqueline de Rothschild Piatigorsky. These collections include a selection of 48 lots with exceptional Cartier Art Deco examples, including a diamond bracelet alongside precious objects and accessories. Another collection on sale is that of Judith-Ann Corrente, president and director of the Metropolitan Opera Association, with 28 jewels signed by leading designers, such as Belperron, Boivin, Fouquet, René Lalique and an Art Deco diamond sautoir by Van Cleef & Arpels .
Finally, the super pre Christmas auction includes contemporary jewelery by Maison such as Jar and Taffin, Beats Pro audio headset runs with Graffiti diamonds and rubies, created for Super Bowl XLVI artists, worn by Lmfao, Madonna and Lil ‘Wayne. With over 1,500 diamonds weighing over 120 carats and 28 rubies with 3.35 carats, this unique piece of collaboration is offered for the first time at auction.