The Christie’s New York April 17 auction of Magnificent Jewels achieved a total of $45,657,125. The sale sold 88% by Lot and 96% by Value, led by an exceptional fancy intense blue diamond and diamond ring, weighing approximately 3.09 carats, which achieved $5,375,000.
Sale highlights included an impressive selection of exceptional colored diamonds, diamonds and gemstones, along with significant signed period and modern jewels by Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, JAR, Van Cleef & Arpels, and more. Further highlights included important blue diamond rings from esteemed private collections and notable JAR jewels, including an oval-cut diamond ‘Thread’ ring of 22.76 carats that ultimately realized $2,772,500.
The New York auction kicks off Christie’s global jewel auction season, with Geneva Magnificent Jewels to be held on May 16, featuring a selection of exceptional items with over 400 jewels, ranging from diamonds to high-quality coloured stones, Art Déco, Retro and animal-themed jewellery.