Christie’s pair of orange-yellow diamonds

Dec 04, 2023

Christie’s announce Magnificent Jewels, a live sale that will take place at Rockefeller Center on December 6, and the concurrent Jewels Online which will be open for bidding from 28 November to 8 December. Focussing on a sensational pair of colored diamond and diamond earrings of Fancy vivid orange-yellow oval mixed-cut diamonds of 12.20 and 11.96 carats, Oval brilliant-cut diamonds of 3.03 and 3.02 carats, marquise brilliant-cut diamonds of 0.73 and 0.73 carat, round diamonds, platinum and 18k rose gold is estimated to raise $7,000,000-12,000,000.

Leading the sale are the California Sunset Diamonds, featuring a rare pair of fancy vivid orange-yellow diamonds of 12.20 and 11.96 carats ($7,000,000–12,000,000). Other important lots include a Kashmir sapphire ring of 8.91 carats, by Tiffany & Co. ($700,000 – 1,000,000), a Burmese ruby and diamond ring of 7.31 carats ($1,000,000 – 2,000,000) and a Colombian emerald ring of 9.13 carats ($200,000 – 300,000).

Furthermore, the sale will showcase signed jewelry from the Collection of Margaret Thompson Biddle, which includes a Cartier Emerald, Diamond, and Ruby Brooch featuring carved emeralds, cabochon rubies, and diamonds circa 1945 ($200,000-300,000) and a Chaumet Art Deco Tiara circa 1930 ($50,000 – 70,000). Another highlight is from the Ivan & Genevieve Reitman: A Life in Pictures collection, a Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Ring of 12.03 carats ($100,000-150,000) and a Diamond Ring of 9.37 carats ($250,000-$350,000).

With over 300 lots across various price points, many lots are offered without reserve. The sale will open for bidding to end on December 8, 2023.

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