Lot 165. diamond cluster necklace, by Harry Winston and a photograph by Cecil Beaton. Estimate $400,000 - USD 600,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.

Designed as a graduated pear, circular and marquise-cut diamond cluster necklace, the largest twelve pear-shaped diamonds weighing from approximately 4.10 to 2.17 carats, 16 ins., mounted in platinum; with hidden pendant hoop for suspension, front may be separated and worn as a bracelet of 7 ins., in a Harry Winston black case, accompanied by a signed gelatin silver print by Cecil Beaton of Betsy Bloomingdale wearing the necklace.

Accompanied by ten reports dated from 13 September to 14 September 2016 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that ten of the pear brilliant-cut diamonds, weighing from approximately 4.10 to 2.17 carats, range from D to F color, and from VVS2 to SI2 clarity 


(Lot 165 shown suspending the waterfall spray from Lot 164)



Christie's. Magnificent Jewels, 7 December 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza