RESULTS: Important Jewels

The sale of Important Jewels realised £7,465,100/ $12,250,229/ €8,338,517 and was 92% sold by value.






Lots Sold:  211

Lots Offered: 284

Sold by Lot: 74%

Sold by £: 92%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.641/  €1.117





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




The historic Rosebery pearl and diamond tiara,

circa 1878

1,000,000 - 1,500,000





An exceptional Art Deco 'Tutti Frutti' bracelet,

by Cartier, circa 1928


300,000 - 400,000





The historic Rosebery pearl and diamond bracelet and brooch, circa 1878

300,000 - 400,000



European Private


An Art Deco three-row pearl necklace, circa 1935

30,000 - 40,000



UK Private


A pair of rare black pearl and diamond earclips, by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1950s

50,000 - 70,000



European Trade


An antique diamond kokoshnik necklace, circa 1890

30,000 - 40,000



European Trade


A circular-cut diamond ring of 5.09 carats, F colour, VS1 clarity, by Cartier

$55,000 per carat

100,000 - 140,000



US Trade


An Art Deco single-row pearl necklace, circa 1925

20,000 - 30,000



US Trade


An antique oval-shaped Fancy Intense Yellow diamond pendant of 11.64 carats, VS2 clarity,

circa 1890

60,000 - 80,000



US Trade


A rectangular-shaped diamond ring of 5.32 carats,

D colour, VS1 clarity

$36,000 per carat

80,000 - 100,000



UK Private


A pair of antique circular-cut diamond ear pendants of approximately 9 carats each, circa 1890

80,000 - 100,000



European Private


Comment: Keith Penton, Head of London Jewellery Department

“This sale reconfirmed Christie’s long standing tradition of offering  the finest  aristocratic jewels, exemplified by the historic Rosebery pearl and diamond tiara, bracelet and brooch which realized a combined total of £1,738,500 ($2,705,000). The exceptional demand for natural pearls was also reflected by the Art Deco three- row pearl necklace and the two rare black pearl ear clips, by Van Cleef & Arpels, both of which far exceeded their pre-sale estimates. The strong 47 lot Cartier section totalled £2,011,375 ($3,130,000), led by a superb Art Deco Tutti Frutti bracelet that achieved  £1,150,000 ($1,887,000) setting a new world record for a Tutti Frutti bracelet at auction.”

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