A pink diamond ring is the star of the upcoming holiday jewelry sale at Heritage Auctions, where it’s expected to fetch up to $200,000.
The pear-shaped, 1.03-carat, fancy-vivid-pink jewel will lead a bevy of colored and white diamonds at the December 12 Holiday Fine Jewelry Signature auction. An emerald-cut, 11.94-carat, fancy-yellow diamond ring surrounded by 2.75 carats of tapered baguette-cut diamonds by Neiman Marcus will also be on offer. The piece, from the estate of Texas philanthropist Mildred Fender, has an upper estimate of $150,000, Dallas, Texas-based Heritage said last week.
Meanwhile, a ring bearing an emerald-cut, 5.51-carat, F-color, internally flawless diamond, flanked by baguette-cut and single-cut diamonds, has a $200,000 high price tag. Several jewels that belonged to the late American actress Jean Howard will go on the auction block. Those include a Burmese sapphire and diamond ring by Trio that was gifted to Howard by US composer Cole Porter and his wife, Linda. It carries an estimate of up to $150,000, while a gold bracelet adorned with 18 carats of emerald-cut diamonds custom made for Howard by Verdura has an upper price tag of $70,000.
A number of jewels by designer Andrew Grima will also be up for sale. Those items, part of a group from the estate of US art and jewelry collectors Harvey and Ruth Wagner, include a druzy agate and diamond piece that can be worn as a brooch or a pendant and a pink tourmaline and diamond ring.
Image: The 1.03-carat pink diamond ring. (Heritage Auctions)