The collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller sold by Christie’s for 3.1 million dollars in New York ♦ ︎
The total budget indicates a sale of jewelry for 20 million dollars (about 17 million euros). Who knows if he would have satisfied David Rockefeller, the legendary American banker, who passed away last year, who together with his wife Peggy had collected a lot of the pieces auctioned by Christie’s in New York. The sale totaled 89% of lots sold, 95% by value. The highest price was obtained by a 20.47 carat diamond ring, sold for 2.6 million dollars. A sapphire of Kashmir and a 5-carat diamond ring, by Raymond Yard, part of the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, made 372,000 dollars. But overall, the Peggy and David Rockefeller collection sold jewels for 3.1 million. It should be noted that the proceeds from the sale of jewelry will not increase the current account of the family, but will be donated to charity.
Among the other particularly popular pieces, a diamond necklace with fringes, sold for 1.5 million and the Berlin ruby, ring with oval heated ruby, weighing about 4.59 carats, flanked on both sides by a diamond, sold for 1.1 million (from a maximum estimate of 600,000 dollars). The impressive suite of jewelry signed by Van Cleef & Arpels consisting of ring necklace, bracelet and earrings with peridots and diamonds, starting at $ 80,000, has reached up to 348,000. Federico Graglia