A 32.08-carat Burmese ruby and diamond ring by Chaumet sold for $4.62m. The ring came up for auction again in 2012 and made $6,736,750.
|Jewels of Luz Milo Patiño, Countess du Boisrouvray – $31.2m. The collection included rubies, diamonds, pearls, emeralds and sapphires of the finest cuts and quality, as well as her other inherited family possessions, ranging from pre-Columbian gold artifacts to antique furniture, silver, Faberge carved animals, tableware and artwork.|
The jewels sold for $31.2 million in 1989, an auction record at the time for any single-owner sale of jewelry in the United States and second only to the 1987 Windsor sale.
“The Gulf Pearl Parure”, a natural pearl and diamond parure by Harry Winston sold for $4,189,165
|The Royal House Sale – $31.3m. A collection of the finest jewelry and watches totaling 317 lots, from an anonymous royal house in 2006, included a selection of natural pearls and diamonds pieces created by the world’s major jewelers. |
|The collection of Mrs. Lily Safra: $37.9m. A Brazilian philanthropist who amassed a fortune through 4 marriages hosted an auction of 70 pieces from her personal jewelry collection for charity in May 2012. Highlights included a ruby Camellia brooch by JAR, which sold for $4.3m and a tourmaline and diamond flower brooch by JAR, which brought $ 1.2m.|
Cartier Paris, 1949. Platinum, white gold; Single-cut diamonds; two pear-shaped yellow diamonds, one 152.35-carat Kashmir sapphire cabochon.
|The Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor – $50.3 million. The sale of the jewels of the Duchess of Windsor in 1987 at Sotheby’s set numerous auction records. An international celebrity and fashion icon, the Duchess had famously lured King Edward of England away from his throne in favor of marrying her. Through their 35-year marriage, the Duke showered his wife with custom made jewels from the world’s major jewelry houses.|
|Elizabeth Taylor amassed a collection of jewels unlike anything the world had ever seen. The collection sold at Christies in New York in late 2011 for $137,235,575. The jewelry included spectacular pieces by Bvlgari, David Webb, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and many pieces by JAR.|
The headliner was La Peregrina, a 16th century pear necklace which sold for $11,842,500.