|The Magnificent Jewels sale that took place on Dec. 9 at Sotheby’s New York was its final jewelry auction of 2015. The auction brought in $52.2 million.|
The top lot was a 25.87 ct. sugarloaf cabochon Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring that sold for $5.1m, exceeding its high estimate of $4.5 million. A diamond necklace created by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1939 for Queen Nazli of Egypt made $4.3 million.
Pair of white gold, chalcedony, sapphire, and diamond cuff bracelets by Suzanne Belperron sold for $526,000
A platinum and diamond brooch by Bvlgari sold for $1.75 million, far exceeding its high estimate of $700,000.
A 38.27 ct. emerald-cut diamond ring sold for $4m