Saturday, 12 December 2020

Kashmir sapphire brings $6m at Christie's

An Art Deco Kashmir sapphire of 12.64 carats and diamond brooch by Cartier, formerly from the collection of Jean Stralem made $1.5m.
Christie’s New York announced its auction of Magnificent Jewels and the preceding Jewels Online auction from November 18 to December 1, which together present over 500 lots. The live auction offered over 380 jewels featuring a notable selection of coloured diamonds, colourless diamonds, and gemstones, alongside important signed pieces by Suzanne Belperron, René Boivin, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Harry Winston, JAR, Marina B, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, and Verdura.

Leader was a Kashmir sapphire and diamond bracelet of 43.10 carats surrounded by 67.90 carats of diamonds. It made $6m.
‘The Du Pont' Padpradscha Sapphire ring 24.58 carats made $930,000.

Intense Purplish pink diamond earrings of 2.61 and 2.34 carats, potentially IF. $2m.