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NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will present Jewels Online and The Flawless Star, open for bidding online from 28 March to 7 April. The sale includes over 200 lots with more than half of all lots being offered without reserve. With estimates starting at all price points, this auction will delight seasoned collectors and jewelry enthusiasts alike.
Leading the sale is The Flawless Star, a superb round brilliant-cut D-color, Flawless diamond of 45.46 carats ($4,000,000-6,000,000), the highest valued jewel to be offered in an online-only sale. The Flawless Star belongs to the rare Type IIa category, which make up less than 2% of all diamonds. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure and are characterized by their exceptional transparency. These stones have no traces of nitrogen, which creates a purity of color that is observed only in the finest diamonds originating from the fabled mines of Golconda, Brazil and South Africa.
Lot 1. The Flawless Star, a superb round brilliant-cut D-color, Flawless Type IIa diamond of 45.46 carats. Estimate USD 4,000,000 - USD 6,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022.
Round brilliant-cut diamond of 45.46 carats.
GIA, 2021, report no. 6177737128: 45.46 carats, D color, Flawless, excellent cut, polish and symmetry, Type IIa.
Other highlights of the sale include designs by renowned jewelry houses such as Buccellati, Bulgari, Cartier, Graff, Harry Winston, JAR, Oscar Heyman & Brothers, Seaman Schepps, Tiffany & Co., and Verdura. Specially featured in the sale are selections of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, including many interpretations of the iconic Alhambra motif such as a turquoise ‘Vintage Alhambra’ long necklace ($10,000-15,000) and diamond ‘Magic Alhambra’ earrings ($15,000-20,000).
• In 2011, Christie’s became the first auction house to create its own integrated online sale platform (Elizabeth Taylor Online totaled $9.5 million).
• In June 2020, a spectacular diamond ring of 28.86 carats sold for $2,115,000, the highest valued lot to be sold in an online-only sale of jewelry at Christie’s.
• In 2021, 63% of all bids were placed online and 64% of new clients came to Christie’s through online sales.
• In 2021, the average lot value of online sales at Christie’s increased by 47%.
• In February 2022, the Jewels Online sale received record participation with the highest number of bidders from a New York Jewels online sale and attracted global participation from 28 countries.
CHRISTIE’S JEWELS ONLINE | 28 march – 7 april | HIGHLIGHTS
Lot 221. HERMÈS. Diamond Earrings. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022.
Oval brilliant-cut diamonds of 0.76 and 0.74 carat, oval, round and baguette-cut diamonds, 18k white gold (French mark), signed Hermès Made in France, maker's mark (Bouder), numbered, brown Hermès case and orange outer box. Size/Dimensions: 6.0 x 1.3 cm (23⁄8 x 1⁄2 in). Gross Weight: 13.2 grams
GIA Diamond Dossier, 2020, report no. 6332792154: 0.76 carat, E color, VVS1 clarity
GIA Diamond Dossier, 2020, report no. 5201768237: 0.74 carat, E color, VVS1 clarity
Diamonds: 0.76 and 0.74 carat (2 GIA); remaining diamonds, 4 oval-shaped with approximate total weight of 1.00 - 1.20 carats, 48 round with approximate total weight of 1.80 - 2.00 carats; 6 baguette-cut with approximate total weight of 0.50 - 0.70 carats. Total diamond weight of the earrings approximately, 4.80 - 5.40 carats.
Lot 10. JAR. Aluminum 'Geranium' earrings. Estimate: USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022.
Aluminum and 18k yellow gold (clips only, French marks), signed JAR, Paris, green JAR pouch. Size/Dimensions: 5.1 x 4.2 cm (2 x 15⁄8 in). Gross Weight: 21.3 grams
Lot . Diamond pendant necklace of 12.12 carats, E color, Internally Flawless, Type IIa. Estimate USD 550,000 - USD 650,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022.
Modified pear brilliant-cut diamond of 12.12 carats, round diamonds, 18k white gold and platinum. Size/Dimensions: 45.6 cm (18 in); or may be worn shorter 43.1 cm (17 in). Gross Weight: 7.9 grams.
GIA, 2020, report no. 2201807820: 12.12 carats, E color, Internally Flawless, Type IIa.
Lot 39. Aldo Cipullo. Gold 'Juste un clou' bracelet. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022.
18k yellow gold, 1970, signed A. Cipullo. Size/Dimensions: diameter 5.9 cm (2.3⁄8 in); inner circumference 15.9 cm (6.1⁄4 in). Gross Weight: 117.5 grams
Lot 219. Emerald and diamond necklace, circa 1950. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022.
Oval cabochon emeralds, round and old-cut diamonds, white gold, pendants detachable and may be worn as brooches, brooches circa 1950. Size/Dimensions: necklace 40.6 cm (16 in); one brooch 3.5 x 3.5 cm (13⁄8 x 13⁄8 in); two brooches 3.8 x 3.8 cm (11⁄2 x 11⁄2 in); two brooches 5.7 x 5.7 cm (21⁄4 x 21⁄4 in). Gross Weight: 143.2 grams
Diamonds: 5 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 6.50 - 7.00 carats; 150 old-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 8.00 - 9.00 carats. Total diamond weight approximately, 14.50 - 16.00 carats.
Lot 81. Cartier, Art Deco diamond and multi-gem panthère brooch. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022.
Rose-cut diamonds, onyx and coral plaques, platinum (French marks), circa 1925, signed Cartier Paris, Made in France. Size/Dimensions: 3.2 x 1.6 cm (11⁄4 x 5⁄8 in). Gross Weight: 9.8 grams
Lot 56. Van Cleef & Arpels, Turquoise 'Vintage Alhambra' long necklace. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022.
Of twenty motifs, turquoise plaques, 18k white gold (French mark), signed VCA, maker's mark, numbered. Size/Dimensions: 86.7 cm (341⁄8 in). Gross Weight: 47.0 grams
Van Cleef & Arpels, 2017: Certificate of Authenticity
Lot 47. Van Cleef & Arpels, Diamond 'Magic Alhambra' earrings. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022.
Round diamonds, 18k white gold (French mark), signed VCA, numbered. Diamonds: 74 round with approximate total weight of 2.00 - 2.20 carats. Size/Dimensions: 2.0 x 2.0 cm (3⁄4 x 3⁄4 in) Gross Weight: 12.7 grams.
Van Cleef & Arpels, 2020: Certificate of Authenticity.
Lot 6. Van Cleef & Arpels, Lapis lazuli, turquoise and diamond 'Bouton d'or' pendant-necklace. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022.
Round lapis lazuli and turquoise plaques, round diamonds, 18k yellow gold (French mark), signed VCA, maker's mark, numbered. Diamonds: 30 round with approximate total weight of 0.90 - 1.00 carats. Size/Dimensions: pendant 4.0 x 4.0 cm (15⁄8 x 15⁄8 in); neckchain 47.5 cm (183⁄4 in). Gross Weight: 43.7 grams.
Van Cleef & Arpels, 2020: Certificate of Authenticity.