Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels Sale will feature the emerald that originally adorned the diadem (tiara) of Marie-Louise, the second wife of Napoleon. In 1967, Van Cleef & Arpels created and designed the present brooch around the central emerald of the diadem. This historical jewel will be one of the center pieces of the sale. It carries an estimate of $250,000 to $350,000.
A pair of D-color internally flawless circular-cut diamond ear pendants are estimated to sell for $7 million to $10 million. One is 22.6ct., the other 22.31ct, and they are mounted in platinum.
April auction also includes pieces from the Collection of Riki and Jerome Shaw. Particularly a platinum and 18karat rose gold Harry Winston ring featuring a 6.10ct fancy intense pink diamond. Riki Shaw, the collector of this gorgeous item and many more, is a leading advocate for animal rights and rescue in the nation. Expected to achieve in excess of $6 million, the total proceeds of The Collection of Riki and Jerome Shaw will benefit cage-free shelters in the continued fight against animal cruelty.
Last but not least, two rings by renowned jewelry artist Joel A. Rosenthal AKA JAR, will be in the April sale. The first ring features a fancy yellowish green diamond that was first recorded as the engagement ring of Countess Eliza to Count Zygmunt Krasinski, one of Poland’s greatest Romantic poets, whom she married in Dresden in 1843. Second ring highlights an oval-cut fancy intense yellow diamond of 15.75ct. Rings carry an estimated pre-sale value of $300,000- 500,000, and $500,000 – 700,000, respectively.