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    115-Carat Diamond Could Fetch $7 Million At Christie’s New York Auction

    115.8-carat pear-shaped, F color, VVS1 diamond suspended as a pendant on a necklace with an estimate ... [+] CHRISTIE'S Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels sale will be the first live jewelry auction from a major auction house in New York since the novel coronavirus pandemic made its way to North America. It’s an ambitious sale of more than 260 lots that will include colorless diamonds, colored diamonds, colored gems, and vintage and contemporary jewels. Perhaps the most interesting part of the sale is the large number of high-quality and important signed jewels from high jewelry houses spanning several periods, including Belperron, Bulgari, Cartier, Graff, Harry Winston, JAR, Lacloche, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimates for pieces in the sale range from $10,000 to $7 million. Because of social distancing and other precautions due to the novel coronavirus, previews being held till July 28 will be by appointment only at the Christie’s Rockefeller Center headquarters. In addition, there will be a limited number of buyers able to attend the auction. 7.16-carat, internally flawless, fancy intense blue pear modified brilliant-cut diamond with an ... [+] CHRISTIE'S Leading the July 29th sale is a 115.8-carat pear-shaped, F color, VVS1 diamond. It’s suspended as a pendant on a platinum necklace laced with 31 pear brilliant and pear modified brilliant-cut diamonds ranging from 0.97 to 5.50 carats, and 20 smaller pear-shaped diamonds. Its estimate is $5 million - $7 million. Belle Époque ring featuring a 5.65-carat fancy vivid yellow oval brilliant-cut diamond, circa 1915. ... [+] CHRISTIE'S Other colorless diamonds that are among the top lots includes a 25.22-carat, D-color, VVS2 pear-shaped brilliant-cut gem on a platinum ring (estimate: $1.5 million - $2.5 million); a 15.20-carat, D-color, internally flawless heart-shaped gem (estimate: 750,000 - $950,000); and earrings featuring two pear-shaped, brilliant-cut, D color, internally flawless diamonds of 5.99 carats and 5.70 carats, and two D color round brilliant cut diamonds of 2.08 carats (VVS1) and 2.06 carats (VS1) (estimate: $450,000 $650,000). 7.65-carat VS2, fancy light purplish pink pear diamond with an estimate of $400,000 - $600,000 CHRISTIE'S No auction of this size and importance would be without a selection…