Sotheby’s 25 April sale of Magnificent Jewels, Including the Legendary Stotesbury Emerald, featured more than 250 extraordinary jewels, many with illustrious provenance. Rare coloured diamonds, such as a fancy vivid green diamond ring, and historic pieces, including a sapphire and diamond brooch by Cartier that was formerly in the collection of Mrs. John E. Rovensky, contributed to the auction's grand total of $29 million. An extensive collection of twelve vibrant jewels by Louis Comfort Tiffany also all found buyers, bringing an impressive total of $602,500. Click ahead to discover some of the best-selling lots and most memorable stories from this remarkable auction.
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