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$12M Yellow-Diamond Earrings to Hit Christie’s Auction Block

A pair of fancy-vivid-orange-yellow diamond earrings is set to lead the upcoming Christie’s sale in New York, with a price tag of up to $12 million.

The set, called the California Sunset Diamonds, contains oval mixed-cut diamonds weighing 12.20 and 11.96 carats, along with oval brilliant-cut white diamonds of 3.03 and 3.02 carats and marquise diamonds. They will lead the December 6 Magnificent Jewels sale, Christie’s said Tuesday.

A number of other colored stones will be on offer, as will jewelry from well-known designers such as Bulgari, Cartier, Harry Winston, Graff, Jean Schlumberger, and Van Cleef & Arpels. The sale will also feature jewels from private collections, including that of World War II commander Adolphus Andrews, Jr., and Emily Taylor Andrews; American heiress Margaret Thompson Biddle; Hollywood filmmaker Ivan Reitman and his wife; and American billionaire and philanthropist Julian Robertson and his wife.

Christie’s will also hold a concurrent Jewels Online sale, which will run from November 28 to December 8, it noted.

Here are the other top items that will feature at the Magnificent Jewels sale:

This cushion modified brilliant-cut, 3.49-carat, fancy-vivid-blue, internally flawless diamond ring carries an estimate of $4.5 million to $5.5 million.

A pear mixed-cut, 5.16-carat, fancy-vivid-yellowish-orange, VS2-clarity diamond ring is expected to bring in between $1.5 million and $2 million at the sale.

Christie’s believes this ring, which contains a cushion mixed-cut, 7.31-carat, Burmese ruby center stone surrounded by diamonds, will bring in between $1 million and $2 million.

A round brilliant-cut, 2.16-carat, fancy-deep-blue, VVS2-clarity diamond ring, which has the potential to be internally flawless, has a presale price range of $1 million to $1.5 million.

This emerald-cut, 20.63-carat, D-color, VS2-clarity diamond ring has an estimate of $1 million to $1.5 million.

Main image: The California Sunset Diamonds earrings. (Christie’s)


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