A blue-green diamond weighing 3.02 carats fetched more than $1 million at Doyle’s most recent auction in New York.
The pear-shaped, fancy-intense-blue-green stone, set in a platinum Bulgari ring between two bullet-shaped, fancy-intense-pink diamonds, more than doubled its $500,000 estimate at the Important Jewelry sale on June 22. The ring was the top piece in the 187-item sale, which achieved more than $4.1 million, well above its $3 million high estimate. Some 96% of lots sold, Doyle said last week.
Other highlights of the sale included:
A Raymond Yard platinum ring, circa 1930, centering a cushion-shaped, 9-carat Kashmir sapphire flanked by diamonds, which realized $289,800, smashing its $50,000 high estimate.
Platinum and diamond pendant earrings featuring two pear-shaped diamonds totaling 3.87 carats and two pear-shaped diamonds weighing a combined 8.17 carats, attributed to Chopard. It fetched $252,000, just topping its high estimate.
A platinum ring bearing an emerald-cut, 7.62-carat diamond flanked by two trillion-cut diamonds with a detachable gold jacket sold for $189,000, besting its upper price of $180,000.
A platinum necklace with 29 round, 84 pear-shaped and 230 baguette diamonds totaling approximately 74.50 carats garnered $113,400, well above its $80,000 high estimate.
A Vacheron Constantin 18-karat gold Métiers dArt watch brought in $100,800, far exceeding the $60,000 top price it was originally expected to fetch. It featured a miniature reproduction painting in old Grand Feu enamel of the Chagall ceiling for the 30th anniversary of the Association for the Outreach of the National Opera of Paris.
Main image: The Bulgari blue-green diamond ring. (Doyle)