estimate of $1.6 and $2.4 million when it garnered $2.1 million.
Commissioned in 1999, it features a 14.37-carat square brilliant-cut
fancy vivid yellow diamond surrounded by cabochon sapphires
and colorless diamonds.
The above pair of fancy light brown-pink diamond and colorless
diamond Harry Winston earclips from the collection of legendary
Fort Worth, Texas philanthropist Nenetta Burton Carter garnered
selling for more than twice their highest
Meanwhile, two top lots didn't sell at the jewelry auction.
The above "Majestic Pink," a fancy colored diamond and diamond
bracelet features 204 radiant- and marquise-shaped pink and
red diamonds totaling 43.34 carats in a setting by Carvin French,
was estimated to sell for at least $3 million but found no takers.
A diamond ring featuring a 1.38-carat cushion-cut fancy red diamond
center stone was valued at $1.8 to $2.8 million but also failed to sell.
David Michael Jewels, an Australian company headed by twin brothers
who produce every piece by hand, made its auction debut in
Decemeber 2019 at Sotheby's. Their amethyst, turquoise, spinel and
multi-colored sapphire earclips (seen above) were expected to sell
for between $20,000 to $30,000 but ended up garnering $37,500
at the jewelry auction.
A brooch featuring portrait-cut aquamarine over an oil-painted depiction
of a Koi pond and surrounded by tsavorite garnets and diamonds from
the brand also went for more than its pre-sale estimate when it sold
The Magnificent Jewels auction was 82 percent sold by volume
and totaled $37.9 million.
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