Antique & Estate Jewelry / Blogs: All That Glitters / Sales

Must-See Pieces in Christie’s June 7 Magnificent Jewels Sale


While the 126.76 ct. internally flawless “Light of Peace” diamond leads Christie’s upcoming Magnificent Jewels with an estimate between $10 million and $15 million, and Anne Eisenhower’s personal collection is another highlight, there are several additional not-to-be-missed pieces in the June 7 sale. Among them: a 3.1 ct. fancy vivid blue diamond ring expected to fetch between $4.2 million and $5.2 million; a Salvador Dalí starfish brooch with rubies, emeralds, and diamonds; and an art deco diamond and emerald necklace by Chaumet with an estimate surpassing $2 million.

The auction will also include signed jewels by Cartier, Harry Winston, and Van Cleef & Arpels and jewelry from the collections of Adolphus Andrews Jr. and Emily Taylor Andrews, Betsey Cushing Whitney, and the Rothschild family. Below is a closer look at some notables in the Christie’s sale.

Jar shell brooch
Jar “shell” brooch from 1997 in 18k rose gold and silver with round diamonds and brown diamonds, estimate $200,000–$300,000
Chaumet necklace
Chaumet art deco necklace (circa 1930) in platinum with 2.96 to 10.28 ct. emerald- and square-cut emeralds, 1.2 to 3.07 ct. emerald- and square-cut diamonds, and baguette- and tapered baguette-cut diamonds, estimate $2 million–$3 million
van cleef ring
Van Cleef & Arpels ring (circa 1949) in platinum with round diamonds and a 2.87 ct. round brilliant-cut diamond, estimate $50,000–$70,000
salvadore dali brooch
Salvador Dalí circa-1950 “Étoile de Mer” brooch (also pictured at top) in platinum and yellow gold with a cultured pearl, round and single-cut diamonds, round rubies, buff-top emeralds, and green-blue, brown, yellow, and orange round and single-cut diamonds, estimate $1.5 million–$2 million
van cleef set
Van Cleef & Arpels necklace and earring set (circa 1970) in yellow gold with ruby beads, reeded emerald beads, round emeralds, round-, old-, and single-cut diamonds, and black enamel, estimate $400,000–$600,000
van cleef bracelet
Van Cleef & Arpels Mystery-Set bracelet (circa 1960) in platinum with calibre-cut sapphires, and baguette- and single-cut diamonds, estimate $250,000-$350,000
diamond ring
Ring in platinum with a 3.1 ct. fancy vivid blue cushion modified brilliant-cut diamond, estimate $4.2 million–$5.2 million
diamond necklace
Necklace with detachable pendant in silver-topped gold with round, cushion, and pear-shape old-cut diamonds, estimate $500,000–$700,000

(Photos courtesy © Christie’s Images Limited 2023)

Follow me on Instagram: @anniedavidsonwatson

Follow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
Follow JCK on Twitter: @jckmagazine
Follow JCK on Facebook: @jckmagazine

By: Annie Davidson Watson

Log Out

Are you sure you want to log out?

CancelLog out