Colored Diamonds Headline Christie’s Auction

The fall auction season is heating up, and Christie’s has announced that its Magnificent Jewels sale in New York will feature three exceptional colored diamonds: a rectangular-cut 8.77-carat intense-pink diamond, a cushion-cut 3.81-carat vivid-blue diamond, and a square-cut 5.13-carat vivid-yellow diamond. Additionally, the sale—on October 15th—will offer three top-quality D-color diamonds, weighing 25.30 carats, 18.28 carats, and 9.52 carats. These six notable stones are estimated to fetch between $850,000 and $3 million each.

The entire sale offers 400 lots and is expected to bring in more than $40 million in sales in total. Also on offer are a 15.88-carat Kashmir sapphire (estimated from $1.2 million to $1.5 million), a ring by Hemmerle featuring a 14.33-carat Burmese sapphire (estimated from $450,000 to $550,000), and jewels from the estate of the philanthropist Noreen Stonor Drexel, including many signed David Webb pieces. (www.christies.com)

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