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Rockefeller Emerald to highlight Christie’s Magnificent Jewels & the Rockefeller Emerald auction
The auction is slated on June 20 with over 270 lots on offer
By: Diamond World News Service
Jun 2 2017 8:49AM
Reference: 15251  

Image Courtesy: Christie
Image Courtesy: Christie's
Christie’s New York will be hosting the auction of Magnificent Jewels & the Rockefeller Emerald, led by the Rockefeller Emerald, sold on behalf of a private American Collector. The auction is slated on June 20. It will offer more than 270 lots, with estimates ranging from below $5,000 to $4,000,000.

The Rockefeller Emerald is defined as a historically important gemstone to be among the finest emeralds to ever be offered for sale at auction. It carries a pre-sale estimate of $4,000,000 – $6,000,000.

Highlights from the sale include an impressive selection of exceptional fancy colored and colorless diamonds, offered in an expansive range of price points, along with significant signed period and modern jewels by Buccellati, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Graff, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels and more. The sale is further highlighted by two historically significant private collections by Cartier and Tiffany.

Also part of the sale will be a group of Art Deco boxes and accessories from Cartier include unique cigarette boxes, lighters, vanity cases, and desk accessories dating from the early to mid-twentieth century. The sale will also include an important private collection comprising 58 pieces of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany & Co. jewels that had once been part of The Garden Museum Collection in Japan. Highlights from the Louis Comfort Tiffany property, includes a green tourmaline, diamond and gold necklace (estimate: $40,000-$60,000), a multi-gem and vari-colored enamel pendant necklace featuring a large sapphire drop (estimate: $50,000-$70,000), a yellow diamond and gold filigree cluster ring (estimate: $30,000-$50,000) and a beautiful antique Renaissance Revival multi-colored sapphire and enamel brooch (estimate: $20,000-$30,000).

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