Wednesday, 28 June 2017

‘Rockefeller Emerald’ makes $5.5m

An 18.04 carat Colombian emerald once owned by the Rockefeller family appears at Christie's Magnificent Jewel auction. John D. Rockefeller Jr. acquired the octagonal step-cut emerald in 1930. The American Gemological Laboratories (AGL) describes the jewel as "exceptional," adding that it's an "unusual combination of size, provenance, absence of treatment and quality factors [that contribute] favorably to its rarity and desirability."
The emerald was expected to sell for between $4 million and $6 million.

Cartier Ruby Bracelet $ 100k

Pear modified brilliant-cut fancy yellow diamonds, weighing 11.87 and 10.47 carats, joined by a marquise and circular-cut diamond link to the surmount. Bulgari $427,500

Freeform amethyst, carved at the reverse, set within a platinum and gold filigree, suspending nephrite and amethyst bead fringe, set with alternating nephrite and amethyst cabochons, with circular-cut sapphire, circa 1920, mounted in platinum and gold. Signed Tiffany & Co. $247,500