Sotheby’s New York Sale Nabs $13M
Sotheby’s raked in $13.1 million at its most recent jewelry sale in New York, with more than half of the goods surpassing their high estimates.
The lead item at the September 12 Important Jewels sale was a Harry Winston ring set with a round, 15.18-carat, E-color, VS2-clarity diamond, which brought in $69,440 per carat, for a total of $1.1 million, Sotheby’s said Wednesday. That amount was well above its $750,000 upper estimate.
Overall, Sotheby’s sold 84% of jewels on offer at the auction.
Here are some of the other top pieces from the sale:
An emerald-cut, 15.05-carat, H-color, VVS2-clarity diamond ring went for $508,000, or $33,754 per carat, within its estimated price range.
This diamond, emerald, ruby and onyx floral motif brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels brought in $469,900, more than eight times its $55,000 high estimate, following competition from 11 bidders.
A cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut, 15.89-carat, fancy-intense-yellow, VS1-clarity diamond ring garnered $355,600, beating its $280,000 upper price tag.
Sotheby’s sold this pear-shaped, 12-carat, J-color, VS1-clarity diamond ring for $317,500, higher than its $200,000 high presale estimate.
This pair of cushion-cut earclips contains fancy-yellow diamonds weighing 11.28 and 10.22 carats. The set realized $304,800, well over its $220,000 high price.
Main image: The Harry Winston 15.18-carat diamond ring. (Sotheby’s)