Monday, January 5, 2015

NY Diamond Auction Week

Sotheby’s totaled sales $44,151,251 against a $37 million estimate with an auction comprised of jewels and pieces from collections with highly pedigreed provenance. The top lot of the sale was a platinum-topped gold and diamond necklace that was gifted to Helen Hay when she married Payne Whitney in 1902 — a top headline society event of its day.

GIA certifies that the 27.48-carat, pear-shaped diamond is F-color, VS1-clarity; the 15.53-carat pear-shaped diamond is G-color, VS-1 clarity; the 13.08-carat, pear-shaped diamond is F-color, VS-1 clarity; and the 8.91-carat, marquise-shaped-diamond is H-color, VS-2 clarity. $3.2m
The centerpiece of this ring is a 25.44-carat, emerald-cut, D-color, VVS1-clarity diamond, flanked by two tapered baguette-cut diamonds. $2.9m

Platinum, 18k-gold, fancy vivid yellow diamond ring . The centerpiece is a cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing 30.48 carats, and the mounting set with colorless round brilliant-cut diamonds. GIA certifies that the diamond is natural color, fancy vivid yellow, VS2-clarity. $ 2m
Platinum ring with an emerald-cut, fancy intense purplish-pink, SI2-clarity diamond weighing 3.07 carats, flanked by two bullet-shaped diamonds together weighing 0.45 carats. $ 1.2m

Fancy Deep Brown-Orange Diamond Ring. The 18k-gold ring is set with a marquise-cut, fancy deep brown-orange diamond weighing 50.34 carats. $ 1.1m
An Iconic Platinum, Colored Stone, Diamond And Enamel “Tutti Frutti” Bracelet by Cartier New York circa 1928.

$ 2,165,000. A world auction record for a Tutti Frutti bracelet by Cartier.

At Christies a 89.23-carat D/VVS1 pear-shaped diamond was the top lot of the day at $11m.

A 21.30-carat fancy light pink Golconda diamond. $4,253,000
Modified oval-cut fancy red diamond, weighing approximately 1.42 carats. GIA diamond is fancy red, natural color, VS2 clarity. $2,165,000

A suite of colored diamond jewelry by Jahan, including a necklace with seven fancy yellow and brown diamonds ranging from 52.30 carats to 11.51 carats. $4,645,000