The six-faced emerald beaten by a pair of diamond earrings at Sotheby’s auction in New York ♦
The emerald Stotesbury, mounted on a ring with diamonds, designed by Harry Winston, was sold by Sotheby’s for $ 996,500, halfway through the starting estimate ($ 800,000 to $ 1.2 million). The colombian emerald from the unusual hexagonal cut, 34.40 carats, were part of an agreement involving the Hope diamond, which was signed 100 years ago between Cartier and hereditary Evalyn Walsh McLean. His intricate history, as well as his original form, had attracted attention to the auction held in New York.
The real big bang, instead, was done with a pair of earrings, with two 20-carat diamond, emerald cut, D, impeccable, sold at about $ 5.3 million, almost at the most of the initial estimate. With this contribution, Sotheby’s totalized totaled 29 million at Magnificent Jewels auction, with 85% of the sold lots. The earrings were bought by an anonymous Asian collector, who paid $ 131,481 per carat.
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Also successful for a pear-shaped diamond, 11.19 carat, fancy pink color, pendant-mounted, sold for 2.4 million, that is, 215.594 per carat. Another blue colored gray diamond, emerald cut, 5.07 carats, was beaten to 1.6 million. Federico Graglia