Two diamond rings will lead Christie’s Important Jewels to be held June 14 at Christie’s New York.
The first is a ring set with an oval-cut diamond, weighing approximately 46.51 cts., flanked on either side by a pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 1 and 1.01 cts., mounted in platinum (pictured above). The oval cut diamond is graded as E color with VVS2 clarity. The two pear-shaped diamonds have been graded as D color, VS1 and VS2 clarity respectively. The presale estimate is $2.5 to $3.5 million.
The second piece is a ring set with a pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 10.01 cts., flanked on either side by a pear-shaped diamond, each weighing approximately 1.02 cts., mounted in platinum. The 10-ct. pear-shaped diamond is D color, internally flawless clarity and the two side diamonds are rated as D color and internally flawless. Its estimate is $1.1 million to $1.5 million.
The auction of 125 lots will also feature a number of statement jewels from the top jewelry houses, including multiple pieces from Cartier and Tiffany. Among the items is a diamond, sapphire and emerald “Panther” ring by Cartier. Designed as a pavé-set diamond panther, the ring is set with cabochon sapphire spots, pear-shaped emerald eyes and a black enamel nose with a cushion-cut sapphire, mounted in platinum on the tip of the tail. Its estimate is $20,000 to $30,000.