11 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 10,000
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 10,000
A sapphire and diamond ring
The cut-cornered rectangular sapphire, weighing 17.51 carats, to triangular sapphire and single-cut diamond cluster shoulders
Accompanied by report No. 0127691 dated 11 November 2007 from the Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain stating that the sapphire weighs 17.51 carats, no evidence of heat treatment was observed and that the origin opinion is Sri Lanka
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Exuberant Italian jewellery design from the 1960s, when Rome became a playground for the rich and famous, is back in high fashion
Jewellery specialist Angela Berden discusses an exceptional ruby-and-diamond brooch by Cartier, previously owned by the actress..
A series of extracts from a new book, Christie’s: The Jewellery Archives Revealed, on important auctions with a royal theme
Including the world’s largest pair of pear-shaped, D Flawless diamonds — and a Fancy Vivid pink diamond ring