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April 16, 2019updated May 14, 2020

Christie’s New York’s Magnificent Jewels Collection Up For Live Auction Today

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Signed Van Cleef & Arpels Gold, Ruby and Diamond Necklace

Christie’s New York annual Magnificent Jewels collection is here. On April 16, the auction house will host its day-long auction featuring some of the world’s most brilliant pieces from private collectors from around the globe.

Leading the auction is a fancy vivid blue diamond twin-stone ring consisting of two diamonds that are 3.06 carats and 2.61 carats. The ring is set to sell between $6 million and 8 million.

Other highlights of this collection include a 16.33-carat rectangular-cut diamond ring set to go for $1.2 to 2.2 million and a fancy pink diamond ring measuring 6.11 carats for $1.2 to 1.5 million.

Walking through this year’s selection is like walking through precious moments in history. Signed pieces by Bulgari, Cartier, Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co and Van Cleef & Arpels from private collectors are a marvel to look at.

In particular, Van Cleef & Arpels gold, ruby and diamond ‘zip’ necklace ($150,000 to 200,000) from a distinguished American collection is a one-of-a-kind piece made exclusively for a private client.

Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Twin-Stone Ring

There’s also a diamond, sapphire, emerald and gold ‘dolphin’ brooch from Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co ($50,000 to 70,000) that will be a sure highlight from the collection.

Most surprisingly, a signed Cartier charm bracelet with Art Deco enameling and gold Snow White‘s seven dwarfs ($15,000 to 20,000) is the only known charm bracelet to exist and was made after the movie’s release in February 1938.

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In addition to the live auction held at Christie’s New York on Tuesday, the auction house will host its online auction from April 10 through April 17/18 with smaller treasures from all over the world, including pieces from Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Tiffany & Co and Van Cleef & Arpels.

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