Wednesday, January 11, 2023

The Can’t-Miss Lots at Sotheby’s Next Jewelry Sale, From Massive Colored Diamonds to Egyptian Revival Pieces

The Can’t-Miss Lots at Sotheby’s Next Jewelry Sale, From Massive Colored Diamonds to Egyptian Revival Pieces

If you’re keen on some high-level holiday shopping this season, Sotheby’s December 7 Magnificent Jewels auction in New York is a good place to start.

The top lot is the Golden Canary Diamond (you know a diamond is important when it has a name), expected to hammer for up to $20 million. On a more arcane note, the sale includes several pieces that represent outstanding examples of Egyptian Revival Art Deco jewelry, many including scarabs (beetle bug shells). And if mythical provenance is your thing, you’ll love the 5-carat emerald ring retrieved from the wreck of a 17th-century Spanish galleon that was lost at sea for four centuries (est. $50,000 to $70,000). 

 

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