A necklace with a yellow diamond weighing 36.44 carats will be the star of the upcoming online jewelry sale at Christie’s, carrying an estimate of up to GBP 400,000 ($500,000).
The pear brilliant-cut, fancy-yellow, internally flawless diamond pendant, created in the 1980s, is detachable from its diamond-encrusted chain. The piece comes with an additional necklace in which the pendant can be mounted, Christie’s said last week. The auction, called Jewels Online: The London Edit, will run from June 2 to 15.
Other highlights of the auction include a set comprising a necklace with a 53.74-carat Colombian emerald and earrings with a combined weight of 67.73 carats of Colombian emeralds. The two pieces, which are surrounded by diamonds, have an upper estimate of GBP 200,000 ($250,000).
A necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels containing a diamond butterfly that detaches and can be worn as a brooch is expected to fetch GBP 120,000 to GBP 180,000 ($150,000 to $225,000).
A trio of diamond-encrusted tiaras will also be on offer. The first, a double bandeau-style headpiece created by Boucheron in 1910, has an upper estimate of GBP 150,000 ($187,000). Meanwhile, a diamond aigrette from around 1900 with fittings to convert it into a hatpin could realize up to GBP 35,000 ($44,000) and a diamond and cultured pearl tiara dated to 1900 carries a price range of GBP 8,000 to GBP 12,000 ($10,000 to $15,000).
Image: The 36.44-carat, fancy-yellow diamond necklace. (Christie’s)