On October 19th, there is really only one place to be for true diamond lovers. The Sotheby’s New York headquarters will be home to the auction of a wide range of some of the most alluring jewels of all time, including the auction’s centerpiece: a 29.53 carat pear-shaped diamond.
The Gemological Institute of America has recently given auction power house Sotheby’s centerpiece a running start in terms of accreditation. They just determined the 29.53 carat, D color diamond to be both potentially flawless and type IIa. Flawless it may be, but it certainly isn’t priceless as the Institute has also estimated its value to be between $1.8 million and $2.2 million (which, in case you’re wondering, tallies out to you paying $61,000 per carat).
If that particular diamond doesn’t tickle your sparkling-fancy, Sotheby’s will also be auctioning out exquisite pieces designed by some of the best in the business, including Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, David Webb, and, naturally, New York’s own Tiffany & Co. Jewels from private American collections, high quality white diamonds, and signed and period pieces will also be featured.
Bulgari is featured in the auction with items such as a 24 carat diamond butterfly brooch, worth between $50,000 and $70,000. At this same price range, Van Cleef & Arpels are featuring a diamond and amethyst “Botticelli” necklace in 18 Karat gold.
If you’re looking for something slightly higher up in the price spectrum, a beautiful yellow diamond ring set with a potentially flawless emerald-cut stone of 9.55 carats in a diamond crossover mounting by Tiffany & Co. will also be featured. This piece’s estimate is $250,000 to $350,000.
If you would like to pass by and observe the beautiful jewels prior to the auction, there will be an exhibition set up at Sotheby’s New York show room beginning on October 14th, or you can visit Sotheby’s website for an online catalogue.