A pair of fancy vivid orange-yellow diamond earrings weighing 12.20 and 11.96 carats will be the top lot at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale on December 6 in New York. The earrings, which are named “California Sunset Diamonds,” are estimated at $7 million – $12 million.
A ring with a similar fancy vivid yellowish orange diamond weighing 5.16 carats has an estimate of $1.5 million – $2 million.
Many details haven’t been released yet for Christie’s final jewelry auction of 2023, but the sale will include several fancy colored diamonds, white diamonds, and colored gems. As always, there will be signed jewels from important collections.
Other important lots include a ring centered with 3.49-carat fancy vivid blue fancy vivid blue diamond with an estimate of $4.5 million – $5 million, a ring by Tiffany & Co. featuring an 8.91-carat Kashmir sapphire with an estimate of $700,000 – $1 million, ($700,000 – 100,000), a diamond ring featuring a 7.31-carat Burmese ruby with an estimate of $1 million – $2 million, and a ring featuring a 9.31-carat no-oil Colombian emerald with an estimate of $200,000 – 300,000.
The private collections being offered include pieces from Adolphus Andrews, Jr. and Emily Taylor Andrews, Margaret Thompson Biddle, Ivan and Genevieve Reitman, and Julian and Josephine Robertson. A Graff ring centered with a 42.97 diamond is from a “distinguished Palm Beach collection.” Its estimate is $500,000 – 700,000.
From the collection of Julian and Josephine Robertson, the sale includes a “Reclining Lion” brooch by Rene Boivin with an estimate of $300,000 – 500,000.
Signed jewels from the collection of Margaret Thompson Biddle includes a Cartier emerald, diamond, and ruby brooch, circa 1945, with an estimate of $200,000 – $300,000, and a Chaumet Art Deco Tiara, circa 1930, with an estimate of $50,000 – $70,000.
From the Ivan & Genevieve Reitman: “A Life in Pictures” collection, is a ring featuring a 12.03-carat fancy intense yellow diamond with an estimate of $100,000 – $150,000 and a 9.37-carat diamond ring with an estimate of $250,000 – $350,000.
In addition, Christie’s will hold an online jewelry sale featuring signed pieces from well-known jewelry houses will be held from November 28 through December 8.