Sotheby’s auctions Important Jewels

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Sale worth estimated £7-10m kicks off autumn season

Sotheby’s will be auctioning off a series of ‘Important Jewels’ in a sale estimated to be worth between $11 million and £16 million (£7 million and £10 million).

The auction, which is to take place in New York on September 28, will feature pieces from Harry Winston, Cartier, David Webb and Tiffany & Co.

A number of the key jewels come from a private collection and include a platinum and diamond pendant necklace worth an estimated $1 million to $1.5 million (£648,000 to £1 million). The piece features a pear shaped diamond, weighing 10.02 carats, suspended from matched rows of pear-shaped and round diamonds.

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From the same collector come the fancy intense yellow diamond ring, featuring a diamond weighing 17.97 carats, flanked by white trapeze-cut diamonds, and the fancy yellow diamond ring, set with a stone weighing 9.07 carats. The pieces have been given estimated values of $400,000 to $600,000 (£260,000 to £389,000), and $100,000 to $50,000 (£65,000 to £32,000), respectively.

Sotherby’s will open the public exhibition featuring the full array of pieces on September 24.

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