80-Carat Diamond, Natural Pearls to Highlight Christie’s New York Sale

By Erika Winters

80.73-carat cushion cut diamond • Image: Christie's
80.73-carat cushion cut diamond to be auctioned at Christie’s New York

Christie’s New York is offering an array of rare diamonds, natural pearls, and colored gemstone jewels at its upcoming Magnificent Jewels sale in New York. Highlighting the sale is an 80.73-carat cushion-cut diamond that is expected to fetch between $4 million and $5 million at the April 14 auction.

Also featured is a four-strand natural colored pearl necklace with pearls measuring from 4.90mm to 12.65mm that is estimated to sell for $3.8 to $4.5 million. A colored diamond necklace by Graff featuring a pear-shaped D-color diamond weighing 25.49 carats has a selling estimate of $2.5 to $3.5 million.

“After a record-breaking year in 2014 in which Christie’s Jewelry department realized an unprecedented $754.7 million in sales, we are proud to begin the jewelry auction season with this exceptional sale of Magnificent Jewels in New York. The auction on April 14 is comprised of superior quality diamonds, rare colored gemstones, and natural pearls that present collectors remarkable opportunities to acquire one-of-a-kind rare jewels,” said international head of Christie’s jewelry Rahul Kadakia.

The sale also includes rare signed jewels from JAR, Harry Winston, and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Visit Christie’s for more information.

Colored diamond and diamond necklace by Graff • Image: Christie's

Colored diamond and diamond necklace by Graff: Estimate:
$2.5 to $3.5 million

Rare four-strand natural colored pearl necklace • Image: Christie's

Rare four-strand natural colored pearl necklace: Estimate:
$3.8 to $4.5 million


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