Nothing feels better than being adorned by diamonds, unless these diamonds also helped benefit the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. San Franciscans are always about giving back and Saks Fifth Avenue in SF will host a fine estate and antique jewelry silent auction from April 5 to April 12 to benefit the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Acquired by Baron T. David Leavitt and Baroness Hannah T. Kelly-Leavitt of Baron & Baroness Jewels, this remarkable collection of rare jewels, one-of-a-kind pieces and precious stones are newly obtained items from private estates and most have not previously been available by auction. Available for viewing and bidding in the fine jewelry department of Saks Fifth Avenue the varied collection is valued from $1,000 up to more than $500,000. This limited-time engagement offers an intimate look at the some of the most glamorous private collections in the world.
The event’s “jewel in the crown” is a suite from iconic collection of Elizabeth Taylor, celebrated film star and fashion icon. The stunning Elizabeth Taylor cabochon Burma ruby and canary diamond suite was gifted by the famed music star Michael Jackson. This showstopper suite consisting of a necklace, bracelet, earring and ring is comprised of 21 Burma rubies totaling in at 242.24 carats and 306 canary diamonds totaling in at 35.73 carats. Fiercely sought after by an international host of collectors and valued at $1.2 million dollars this dazzling collection will be available for bidding throughout the event.
A celebration kick-off event will be held Thursday, April 5 where participants of the silent auction will be able to begin placing bids up until the conclusion of auction on April 12. 10% of proceeds from the auction will benefit the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.