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Diamonds Head to Christie’s Sale Without Reserve

Jan 26, 2022 10:17 AM   By Rapaport News
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Several diamond pieces will be among more than 150 lots Christie’s will offer without reserve at its first jewelry sale of the year.

Leading the Jewels Online sale is a round brilliant-cut, 11.46-carat, E-color, SI2-clarity diamond ring, which carries a high estimate of $300,000, Christie’s said Monday. The auction includes over 250 pieces in total and runs until February 9.

Other notable items to be sold without reserve include an emerald-cut, 5.06-carat, E-color, VVS1-clarity diamond ring, with an upper expectation of $250,000. A round brilliant-cut, 5.21-carat, D-color, SI1-clarity diamond ring is set to go under the hammer for up to $220,000, while an emerald-cut, 5.05-carat, D-color, VS2-clarity diamond ring has a high estimate of $150,000.

The auction will also feature pieces by renowned jewelry houses, including Bulgari, Cartier, Graff, Harry Winston, JAR, and Van Cleef & Arpels, Christie’s noted. A number of private collections will debut at the sale. Jewels belonging to Mimi Adler, a philanthropist and the late wife of Broadway producer Max Adler, will go up for auction, as will pieces from the wife of British politician Frederick Edward Guest, as well as items that belonged to Countess Orietta Ascoli.

Image: The 11.46-carat diamond ring. (Christie’s)
Tags: Bulgari, Cartier, Christie’s, diamonds, Graff, Harry Winston, JAR, Jewelry, Jewels online, Rapaport News, Van Cleef & Arpels
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