A new world auction record price per carat for any sapphire was set at Sotheby’s New York, when an Exceptional Platinum, Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Ring sold for $5,093,000 / $180,731 per carat (est. $4/5 million). The square emerald-cut Kashmir sapphire weighing 28.18 carats is one of the finest sapphires ever to appear at auction, described by the American Gemological Laboratories (AGL) as “a gem of singular importance.”
One of the finest Kashmir sapphires ever to be offered at auction is the star lot of the 29 April sale of Magnificent Jewels in New York. Weighing 28.18 carats, emerald-cut in shape, and velvety blue, this sapphire is described as a ‘gem of singular importance’ by the American Gemological Laboratories. Also featured are the timeless diamond jewels of Eydie Gorme, including her collection of diamond rings in every classic shape. Gorme and her husband Steve Lawrence reigned for decades as America’s most sophisticated and award-winning pop vocal duet. An elegant Art Deco emerald and diamond bracelet and an iconic ‘big cat’ bangle, both by Cartier, highlight the many beautiful signed jewels on offer in the sale.