Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SOTHEBY'S TO SELL 100-CARAT PERFECT DIAMOND IN 2 HOURS' TIME IN NEW YORK FOR AROUND RM 120 MILLION!

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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*. 
OMIGOD, THIS IS EXACTLY MY TASTE! A MONSTER 100-CARAT DIAMOND. IT WILL BE SOLD IN AROUND 2 HOURS IN NEW YORK FOR OVER RM 120 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. 

HIGHLY-IMPORTANT DIAMONDS 
  
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 
carats. 
Estimate $2,500,000-3,500,000 

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. 
Estimate $3,500,000-4,500,000 

 Property of a Prominent Collector 
A Magnificent Platinum and Diamond Ring 

Oval-shaped diamond of 22.30 carats, D color,  
Internally Flawless, type IIa 
Estimate $2,800,000-3,200,000  

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 
Estimate $3,800,000-4,200,000 
   
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 
Estimate $1,800,000-2,200,000  
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 

Estimate $1,300,000-1,800,000  
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.’ 
Estimate $1,400,000-1,800,000 
   
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 

Estimate $700,000-1,000,000    


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. 
Estimate $750,000-1,000,000 

  
CELEBRATED PROVENANCE  
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. 
Estimate $1,000,000-1,500,000 
   

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 
(estimate $75,000-85,000).   

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