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By webadmin | May 25 2011
New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine
Christie’s has revealed highlights from its upcoming Important Jewels sale, which will take place at the auction house’s New York outpost on June 14. The New York auction follows Christie’s highly successful sale in Geneva, which garnered $78 million last week.
The Important Jewels auction is an annual pre-summer event for the house, capping off a spring season of major jewelry sales that includes events in Hong Kong, Paris and London as well. The New York sale will feature more than 120 individual pieces, with a diverse range of both colored and colorless diamonds, rare gemstones and signed designer baubles, valued from $2,000 up to $2.5 million. The total sale is expected to bring in $8 million.
The auction’s top lot is a spectacular E color, oval-cut diamond ring, flanked by a D color, pear-shaped diamond on either side and set in platinum. Culled from the private collection of a discerning conoisseur, this grand finale stunner is estimated at $2,500,000 to $3,500,000.
“Our June New York sale has become a favorite end-of-season auction for top-quality signed jewels from great private collections,” said Head of Jewelry for Christie’s Americas, Rahul Kadakia. “This year, we are pleased to offer a wealth of beautifully-designed statement jewels from the top jewelry houses, including BVLGARI, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels and Verdura. As always, the sale will include a carefully curated selection of spectacular diamonds and gemstones, including large colored and colorless gems that are sure to inspire interest from collectors and dealers alike.”