Christie’s New York announces the June 12 auction of Magnificent Jewels & The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller and the concurrent Jewels Online Auction from June 6-14. Among the top lots of the sale is a Cushion-Cut Diamond weighing 20.47 carats that is D color, Flawless clarity (estimate: $2,500,000-3,500,000), and a Magnificent Diamond Fringe Necklace set with large colorless pear shaped diamonds ranging from D to F color and Internally Flawless to VS2 clarity (estimate: $1,500,000-2,000,000). The auction includes a notable selection of diamonds, colored diamonds, and gemstones, along with important signed pieces by Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., Raymond Yard, and Van Cleef & Arpels. The sale will offer 189 lots, with estimates ranging from $3,000 to $3,500,000.
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller presents a rare opportunity for collectors to acquire significant signed jewels, with all Estate proceeds benefitting the philanthropies that Peggy and David Rockefeller supported throughout their lifetime. The most important pieces are from Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., Raymond Yard and Van Cleef & Arpels, incorporating gemstones of the highest quality as well as great design.