A pair of fancy vivid orange-yellow diamond earrings weighing 12.20 and 11.96 carats will be the top lot at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale on December 6 in New York. The earrings, which are named “California Sunset Diamonds,” are estimated at $7 million – $12 million.
A ring with a similar fancy vivid yellowish orange diamond weighing 5.16 carats has an estimate of $1.5 million – $2 million.
There haven’t been many details released yet for Christie’s final jewelry auction of 2023, but the sale will include several fancy colored diamonds, white diamonds and colored gems. As always, there will be signed jewels from important collections.
Other important lots include a ring centered with 3.49-carat fancy vivid blue fancy vivid blue diamond with an estimate of $4.5 million – $5 million, a ring by Tiffany & Co. featuring an 8.91-carat Kashmir sapphire with an estimate of $700,000 – $1 million, a diamond ring featuring a 7.31-carat Burmese ruby with an estimate of $1 million – $2 million and a ring featuring a 9.31-carat no-oil Colombian emerald with an estimate of $200,000 – 300,000.
The private collections being offered include pieces from Adolphus Andrews Jr. and Emily Taylor Andrews, Margaret Thompson Biddle, Ivan and Genevieve Reitman and Julian and Josephine Robertson. A Graff ring centered with a 42.97 diamond is from a “distinguished Palm Beach collection.” Its estimate is $500,000 – 700,000.