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A diamond brooch and a peridot frog figurine given to Wallis Simpson by her famous love the Duke of Windsor are expected to sell for nearly $16,200 at Bonhams later this month.
In a year that has seen a number of record-breaking sales of natural colored diamonds, Sotheby’s is offering another exceptional stone: an 8.41-carat internally flawless, fancy vivid purple-pink diamond.   
A brooch co-designed by jewelry maker Cindy Chao and actress Sarah Jessica Parker is expected to fetch nearly $1 million when it hits the auction block at Sotheby’s this fall. 
A 19th century diamond brooch and three-stone diamond ring discovered as part of Agatha Christie’s estate by one of the author’s fans will be on the auction block at Bonhams jewelry sale in October. 
Auction house Sotheby’s reported Friday that net auction sales were up 24 percent to $2.7 billion in the first half of 2014, with jewelry sales climbing substantially in the period. 
Auction house Christie’s is having a record-setting year so far, announcing a 22 percent increase in total sales and noting its 20th consecutive year of auction market leadership in the jewelry sector. 
Consumers soon will have the ability to more easily bid on art, antiques and collectibles at Sotheby’s auctions, thanks to a recent partnership between the auction house and e-tailer eBay. 
The Bonhams Fine Jewellery sale scheduled to take place in London in September features a collection of rare and historic cameos and intaglios dating as far back as the 4th century B.C. 
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