NOTHING IS MORE MAGNIFICENT THAN THIS 100-CARAT DIAMOND ESTIMATED TO SELL FOR AROUND RM 120 MILLION IN 2 HOURS' TIME IN NEW YORK!
MAGNIFICENT JEWELS AT SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK
Auction to Feature Stones & Jewels Highlighting The Strengths of Today’s Market:
A 100-Carat Perfect Diamond Unlike Any Offered Before ** Superb Colored Gemstones, Including a Stunning Selection of Kashmir Sapphires ** Rare & Iconic Art Deco Jewels by Cartier ** Jewels with Celebrated Provenance
AUCTION 21 APRIL 2015
PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS THIS APRIL IN: HONG KONG, LONDON, DOHA & NEW YORK
NEW YORK, 1 April 2015 – Sotheby’s 21 April auction of Magnificent Jewels in New York will offer more than 350 pieces that together are estimated to achieve in excess of $50 million*.
The sale is led by a diamond unlike any offered before: an extraordinary
100-carat perfect diamond in a classic Emerald-cut that is estimated
to sell for $19–25 million. At this impressive scale, diamonds of this
exceptional quality – D color and Internally Flawless clarity – are
incredibly rare, and are considered ‘perfect’.
What distinguishes the
present example within this rarefied league is its beautiful shape: it is
the largest perfect diamond with a classic Emerald-cut ever to be
offered at auction.
The original rough – weighing over 200 carats – was
mined by De Beers in southern Africa. The current owner spent over
one year studying, cutting and polishing the rough diamond to deliver
the spectacular stone.
A Magnificent Platinum, 18 Karat Gold,
Fancy Purplish Pink Diamond and Sapphire Ring
A beautiful color combination of an unmodified pear-shaped Fancy
Purplish Pink diamond weighing 6.24 carats, set in a unique
mounting with two cushion-cut Kashmir sapphires of 2.44 and 2.36
The Monarch Blue Diamond
An Important Platinum, Rose Gold,
Fancy Blue Diamond and Colored Diamond Ring
Centering an oval-shaped mixed cut Fancy Blue diamond of 6.06 carats,
VVS2 clarity and complemented with six pink-hued round diamonds.
Property of a Prominent Collector
A Magnificent Platinum and Diamond Ring
Oval-shaped diamond of 22.30 carats, D color,
Internally Flawless, type IIa
A Highly Important Platinum and Diamond Pendant-Necklace
Suspending a pear-shaped diamond of 52.26 carats, D color,
SI1 clarity, with excellent polish and symmetry
TWO SEMINAL CARTIER ART DECO JEWELS
The Baron de Rothschild Necklace
An Elegant and Rare Platinum, Emerald, Sapphire,
Lapis Lazuli and Diamond Pendant-Necklace
Designed by Charles Jacqueau for Cartier, Paris, circa 1924
This Mughal Empire-style necklace was exhibited recently at the
Denver Art Museum exhibition ‘Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century’.
Created by Cartier’s chief designer Charles Jacqueau, the blue and
green necklace – highlighted by three colored stones carved with
Mughal floral motifs – was acquired by Baron Eugene de Rothschild in
1924 for his new American wife Catherine. In 1927, Vogue wrote about
the Baroness and her Cartier necklace in an article about ‘the beautiful
new jewels on the smartest women in Paris,’ stating that her taste in
fashion and jewels was faultless.
An Iconic Platinum, Emerald, Ruby, Diamond and Enamel ‘Tutti Frutti’ Bracelet
Cartier, New York, circa 1928
Although reminiscent of the Tutti Frutti bracelet Sotheby’s sold from the Collection of Evelyn H.
Lauder in 2014 for a world-record price of $2,165,000, every Cartier Tutti Frutti bracelet is
completely unique. This example features a delicate black enamel frame around each jeweled flower
and leaf flourishing from the diamond set vine.
COVETED KASHMIR SAPPHIRES
A Superb Platinum, Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Cartier, New York, circa 1915
The cushion-cut sapphire weighing 11.90 carats, accompanied by
Gubelin Gem Lab Report stating that the stone ‘possesses a richly
saturated and homogenous color, combined with a high degree of
transparency, and a finely proportioned cut.’
Property of a Gentleman
An Important Platinum, 18 Karat Gold,
Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Set with a sugarloaf cabochon sapphire weighing 9.94 carats
Property from a Private Collection
An 18 Karat Gold, Platinum,
Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Brooch
Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., France
Designed as a stylized flower, this brooch dating from the 1960s
and set with a sapphire of approximately 17 carats, was formerly
in the collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon.
From the Estate of Mary Lily Kenan Flagler, Thence by Descent
The Flagler Emerald
An Important Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Pendant
This exquisite 35.02 carat Classic Colombian emerald jewel belonged to
the wife of Henry Flagler, the American industrialist and pioneering
developer of Florida’s eastern coastline.
The Spectacular Bid Collection, comprising a
magnificent suite of sapphire and diamond jewels, was
acquired in celebration of the sport of kings from Harry
Winston, the King of Diamonds. The sapphire jewels
pay homage to the blue silks of Hawksworth Farm,
owner of Spectacular Bid, a winner of the Kentucky
Derby and the Preakness and one of the top U.S.
thoroughbred horses of the 20th century. A Platinum,
Sapphire and Diamond Necklace, suspending a
Burmese sapphire of 16.95 carats, illustrates classic
Harry Winston design (estimate $300,000-400,000).
MACHINE AGE STYLE
The sale also spotlights the minimalist Machine Age style of Art Moderne jewelers such as Gérard
Sandoz, Jean Després, René Boivin and André Rivaud. Among the selection is the 18 Karat Gold
Bracelet, circa 1935 by Jean Després, whose jewels emphasized strong design over intrinsic value