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Colored Diamonds Headline Christie’s Auction

Claire Lewin

The fall auction season is heating up, and Christie’s has announced that its Magnificent Jewels sale in New York will feature three exceptional colored diamonds: a rectangular-cut 8.77-carat intense-pink diamond, a cushion-cut 3.81-carat vivid-blue diamond, and a square-cut 5.13-carat vivid-yellow diamond. Additionally, the sale—on October 15th—will offer three top-quality D-color diamonds, weighing 25.30 carats, 18.28 carats, and 9.52 carats. These six notable stones are estimated to fetch between $850,000 and $3 million each.

The entire sale offers 400 lots and is expected to bring in more than $40 million in sales in total. Also on offer are a 15.88-carat Kashmir sapphire (estimated from $1.2 million to $1.5 million), a ring by Hemmerle featuring a 14.33-carat Burmese sapphire (estimated from $450,000 to $550,000), and jewels from the estate of the philanthropist Noreen Stonor Drexel, including many signed David Webb pieces. (www.christies.com)

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