Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Including Jewels By JAR From The Estate Of Ann Getty Totals $48,872,000

Christie’s New York June 8 auction of Magnificent Jewels achieved a total of $48,872,000 with 95% sold by lot and 98% by value.

The auction was led by The Light of Africa Diamond, a D color, Flawless, Type IIa, an emerald-cut diamond of 103.49 carats, with excellent polish and symmetry, which achieved $20,084,000 and ranks as the fifth most valuable colorless diamond ever offered at Christie’s. The diamond, unearthed from The Cullinan Diamond Mine, was cut and polished from a 299.3 carat rough by Stargems Group.

Jewelry from The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection and Twelve Jewels by JAR from the Estate of Ann Getty highlighted the sale and totaled $5,900,580.

One of the largest and most important private collections of works by the visionary designer Joel Arthur Rosenthal to appear at auction, Ann Getty’s striking group of jewels by JAR achieved exceptional results, including a multi-gem, diamond, and lacquer ‘Parrot Tulip’ brooch, which sold for $831,600; a set of three diamond, ruby, and colored sapphire ‘Fleur-Pompons’ brooches, which sold for $579,600; and an agate, diamond and sapphire ‘Zebra’ brooch, which sold for $554,000.

A portion of the proceeds from the Ann & Gordon Getty Collection sold recenlty will be given by Mr. Getty to a Ukrainian relief fund.

Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Jewelry, Christie’s, remarked: “The Magnificent Jewels auction at Christie’s New York rounded off an incredible sale season with solid results worldwide.  Ann Getty’s extraordinary JAR collection sold for a total of $5,065,000, over double the pre-sale estimate.  The 103.49ct Light of Africa D Flawless diamond achieved an incredible $195,000 per carat demonstrating the strength of the diamond market at the highest levels.

The stone was unearthed at the Cullinan Mine and polished by the Stargems Group.  We look forward to the rest of our online jewelry sales in London, New York, and Paris, which run through the end of June.”

The sale also achieved strong results for jewelry from notable private collections, such as a selection of Bulgari jewelry from the collection of Signora Silvana Mangano, led by a Bulgari Fancy Intense yellow diamond ‘Trombino’ ring of 15.98 carats, which sold for $693,000; a Van Cleef & Arpels set of coral and gold jewelry, formerly in the collection of Mrs. Brooke Astor, which realized $75,600; and a pair of emerald and diamond earrings of 13.79 and 12.14 carats from the Property of a Private Collector, which achieved $1,260,000.

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels | 8 June | Notable Result

Christie's Magnificent Jewels Including Jewels By JAR From The Estate Of Ann Getty Totals $48,872,000
DIAMOND EARRINGS
OF 11.55 AND 11.02 CARATS
Price realized: $1,320,000
Christie's Magnificent Jewels Including Jewels By JAR From The Estate Of Ann Getty Totals $48,872,000
Property from an Important Private Collection HARRY WINSTON
DIAMOND NECKLACE
Price realized: $970,200
Christie's Magnificent Jewels Including Jewels By JAR From The Estate Of Ann Getty Totals $48,872,000
Property of an Elegant Lady
TIFFANY & CO.
AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND
‘CLOUD’ BRACELET
Price realized: $277,200
Christie's Magnificent Jewels Including Jewels By JAR From The Estate Of Ann Getty Totals $48,872,000
Property of a Private Collector
EMERALD AND DIAMOND EARRINGS
OF 13.79 AND 12.14 CARATS
Price realized: $1,260,000
Christie's Magnificent Jewels Including Jewels By JAR From The Estate Of Ann Getty Totals $48,872,000
Property from the Collection of
Signora Silvana Mangano
BULGARI
FANCY INTENSE YELLOW DIAMOND ‘TROMBINO’ RING OF 15.98 CARATS
Price realized: $693,000
Christies

editor

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had auction sales in the first half of 2019 that totalled £2.2 billion / $2.8 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectables, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

0