Propelled by top prices for important diamonds, superb colored stones and historic designs, Sotheby’s final jewelry auction of 2015 achieved $52.3 million. Highlights from the sale include the Magnificent Diamond Necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels formerly from the Collection of Queen Nazli of Egypt sold for $4.3 million, the exceptionally rare sugarloaf cabochon Kashmir Sapphire Ring that soared to $5.1 million, and the white-glove Bergreen collection of Bulgari jewels that doubled its high estimate.
Details: A sensational and historic diamond necklace created by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1939 for Queen Nazli of Egypt leads the sale of Magnificent Jewels in New York. Also featured are jewels by Suzanne Belperron, Art Deco Cartier and Mauboussin designs, and an exciting group of Bulgari jewels acquired in Rome in the 1960s-70s. The sale is further highlighted by one of the finest Kashmir sapphires to appear on the market and several important D color diamonds, all from private collections.
Please note, the exhibition on 9 December will only include property from Sessions 2 & 3.