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Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels sale includes a rare blue that could go for millions
Blue Diamond Ring Sotheby's
Credit: Sotheby's

On April 17, Sotheby’s will hold a dual sale – the Magnificent Jewels and the Fine Jewels auctions, both featuring some special diamonds and rare diamond jewellery.


Fancy Blue Diamond Ring
Credit: Sotheby’s


The Magnificent Jewels sale will be headlined by a ring set with a cut-cornered square modified brilliant-cut Fancy Intense Blue diamond. Weighing 3.24 carats and flanked by two pear-shaped diamonds weighing 0.58 and 0.54 carats, the ring is expected to fetch between $2.5 and $3 million.


Intense Blue Diamond Ring
Credit: Sotheby’s


Other notable items in the same auction include a pendeloque brooch by Cartier from the Art Deco period, a rare enamel and diamond demi-parure created by Paulding Farnham, as well as a pair of diamond earclips, each weighing 20.27 carats, designated with “Excellent Cut, Polish and Symmetry”. At the Fine Jewels sale, Sotheby’s will try to unload wearable designs by well-known designers such as Tiffany & Co., Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, as well as “white diamonds, in a variety of beautiful shapes, and a compelling selection of top-quality stones from estate and private collections”, according to the auction house.

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