A Cartier ring and two new pieces of Wallace Chan at the Magnificent Jewels auction at Christie’s in New York ♦
The Magnificent Jewels do not disappoint: in the Christie’s auction in New York on April 26, there are plenty of great pieces, but also some curiosity. For example, in the auctionthe Maison is selling a diamond with 15.87 carats heart-cut, quality first. Would not it be strange if it were not that Christie’s is preparing to sell an identical diamond, but weighing over 92 carats in Geneva in May. So, two hearts beating for several portfolios.
Another reason of interest are two pieces by Wallace Chan, the designer-artist makes few works every year and therefore ring and earrings are offered at the center of attention. Also for their amazing shape: the ring is made with a great cabochon amethyst. At the center of amethyst is a diamond embedded in a motherpearl gallery. The whole mounted on a titanium circle. The same technique is for earrings. If you are interested in these unique pieces, they are estimated of 20-30,000 dollars ring and earrings 16-22000 dollars. The top lot could instead be a Cartier Panthère platinum ring, made with a paved diamonds, the nose and polka dots onyx, eyes with emeralds, and a large ruby with more than 10 carat cushion cut. The estimate is between 2.3 and 2.8 million. Break the piggy bank. Federico Graglia