FANCY BLUE DIAMOND ESTIMATED TO FETCH UP TO $30 MILLION
Sotheby’s New York’s Magnificent Jewels sale on December 4 will be led by “a highly important 10.62-carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond”, according to Sotheby’s. The diamond, which comes from a private European collection, is set with a pear-shaped Fancy Vivid blue diamond weighing 10.62 carats and is accented by round diamonds.
Sotheby’s added that the sale will be headlined by “pieces from the collections of Frank and Barbara Sinatra, Margaretta “Happy” Rockefeller, and several distinguished private collections”, including pieces made by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., and a selection of ‘Mystery-Set’ jewels by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Two days afterward, on December 6, Sotheby’s will hold the “Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra” auction. The sale will include 26 items belonging to famed singer Frank Sinatra and his wife of 22 years, Barbara. Among the highlighted lots is Barbara Sinatra’s diamond engagement ring. Sinatra gifted the 20.60-carat, emerald-cut diamond ring to his then fiancee, Barbara, in 1976.