The stunning two-stone diamond ring- set on a gold band with baguette-cut diamonds- features a stunning triangular-shaped Fancy Vivid blue diamond of 10.95 carats and colorless diamond of 9.87 carats in the same shape is expected to achieve in excess of $12 million at auction.
Rahul Kadakia, Head of Jewelry for Christie’s Americas commented in a release that “The appearance of this sensational jewel on the market is causing a huge stir amongst top jewelry collectors worldwide. This ring’s exceptional quality, rarity and size combined with the coveted imprimatur of the house of BVLGARI make this upcoming sale a truly special event in the world of jewelry and one that is certain to make auction history.”
“They are perfectly matched in size and shape. They may be different in terms of weight, but the measurements are perfect. These two stones are made for each other.”
The ring comes from a wealthy private European collector, who gave it to his wife in celebration of the birth of their first baby boy. The initial sale price in 1972 was about $1 million, a fortune at the time.
The ring was officially unveiled at Christie’s Geneva gallery on Tuesday and will move to Hong Kong and London before returning to New York.