Sunday, 18 August 2019

Magnificent sapphires at Christie’s

The Rockefeller Sapphire. Rectangular-cut sapphire weighing 62.02 carats. Signed Tiffany & Co. $3m in 2001.
Padparadscha sapphire and diamond ring, 28.04 carats. Sold for HKD19,300,000 in 2017.

The Queen of Romania Sapphire, 478.68 carats. CHF1,916,000 in 2003.
Elizabeth Taylor’s sapphire and diamond sautoir, by Bulgari, 52.72 carats. Sold for $5,906,500 in 2011. Richard Burton gave this magnificent sugarloaf cabochon sapphire to Elizabeth Taylor on her 40th birthday in February 1972.

Diamond necklace known as the Blue Belle of Asia, 392.52 carats. Sold for CHF16,965,000 in 2014.
The Peacock Necklace, 109.08 carats. Sold for HK$116,537,500 in 2018.

Sapphire and diamond ring, 10.33 carats. Sold for HKD19,160,000 in 2015.