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The 15.99-carat Burmese ruby, set in a platinum and 18-karat gold Verdura ring with diamond accents, will be up for sale at Christie’s New York in April.
The 9.54-carat fancy deep blue diamond Shirley Temple’s dad bought her in 1940 could sell for as much as $35 million when it hits the auction block next month.
The fancy vivid “De Beers Millennium Jewel 4,” once part of a group of diamonds De Beers gathered to mark the millennium, will be up for auction at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.
Both auction houses recorded lower global totals for jewelry sales last year, despite having sold record-setting diamonds and gemstones.
From rare and colored to large and flawless, many of the diamonds sold this year at auction were world record-breakers.
Patrick McClymont will be stepping down from the role next week following activist investors’ calls for changes in senior management.
Bonhams’ record-setting week continued Tuesday in New York, when the auction house sold a 7.84-carat Kashmir sapphire for $1.35 million, or $172,000 per carat.
A platinum and diamond Van Cleef & Arpels necklace worn by the Queen Nazli of Egypt in 1939 sold for just under its high-sale estimate at Sotheby’s New York this week.
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