NEW YORK – Doyle‘s June 22 Important Jewelry auction saw dazzling jewelry achieve equally dazzling prices amid international competition. With competitive bidding, the sale totaled a remarkable $4,139,337, far surpassing its estimate of $1,983,700-$3,028,500, with an outstanding 96% sold by lot and 100% sold by value. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.
Highlighting the sale was a stunning ring by Bulgari featuring a Fancy Intense blue-green diamond flanked by two Fancy Intense pink diamonds that realized $1,058,500, more than double its estimate of $300,000-$500,000. Property from a New Jersey collector, the ring sold to a private collector participating via telephone.
The selection of high-carat-weight rings was distinguished by a circa-1930 Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring by Raymond Yard that centered on a sapphire of 9.00 carats. It soared past its estimate of $30,000-$50,000 to realize $289,800.
Fine wristwatches always attract attention at Doyle’s jewelry auctions. Leading the selection in the June 22 sale was a unique example created by Vacheron Constantin in celebration of the Opera National de Paris that sold for $100,800, doubling its $40,000-$60,000 estimate. The circa-2012 watch was engraved ‘Hommage a W.A. Mozart’ and featured an enamel face reproducing the Opera’s famed Chagall ceiling.
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