133ct. yellow diamondto Lead Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels sale in New York on Dec. 5. It is thought that the 133.03-carat fancy bright yellow diamond will sell for between $4 million and $5 million.
A gem from "an important private collection" is mentioned, but the owner's name is not given. There are many pieces by Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Harry Winston, and David Webb at the sale. They come from the collections of Mary Tyler Moore, Frank and Barbara Sinatra, Red Skelton, and Tony Randall.
Sotheby's is set to host a spectacular Magnificent Jewels saleon December 5 in New York, featuring a show-stopping 133.03-carat unmounted yellow diamond as its star attraction, with an estimated value of up to $5 million.
The breathtaking cushion-modified brilliant-cut, fancy-vivid-yellow, VS2-clarity diamond is part of a top 10 collection dominated by exquisite diamond jewels. Sotheby's revealed the details on Monday, marking the anticipation for the upcoming auction.
Among the remarkable items to be presented is a selection from the personal collection of the iconic American actress Mary Tyler Moore. The sale of these 21 items will contribute to The Mary Tyler Moore Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and restoring vision in individuals with diabetes.
Adding to the allure, two gifts from the legendary Frank Sinatra to his wife, Barbara, will go under the hammer. A Bulgari emerald, diamond, and cultured pearl choker, along with a 16.19-carat diamond ring, are expected to fetch up to $350,000 each.
Diamond enthusiasts can also look forward to a stunning necklace adorned with 95 pear-shaped diamonds. Two pear-shaped diamonds, each weighing over 28 carats, dangle from the ends of the necklace, suspended by two rows of similarly cut diamonds totaling 120.20 carats. Additionally, a 35-carat cushion-cut diamond and a 7-carat fancy intense orangy pink diamond, as well as various diamond pieces from Harry Winston, will be up for bidding.
The auction will showcase pieces from the collections of Hollywood luminaries, including Barbara Sinatra, known as "Lady Blue Eyes." Notably, her 20-carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring, famously proposed with by Frank Sinatra dropping it into a glass of champagne, fetched $1.7 million in a previous auction in 2018.
Comedian Red Skelton and his wife, Lothian Toland Skelton, will also be represented in the auction. Red Skelton, a beloved performer of the twentieth century, built his jewelrycollection over his illustrious career, with highlights including an emerald given to him by his grandmother, now estimated to sell for $200,000 to $300,000.
Sotheby’s will further offer a Jean Schlumberger bracelet and Verdura 'Sea Horse' brooch from the collection of Emmy-winning actor Anthony Leonard Randall and his wife Heather Randall. The auction will also feature pieces from renowned houses such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Harry Winston, and David Webb.
This exceptional event promises to captivate jewelry enthusiasts and collectors alike, as Sotheby’s brings together a dazzling array of jewels with rich histories and unparalleled beauty.
An unmounted 133.03-carat yellow diamond is the star of a jewelry sale coming up at Sotheby's in New York. The diamond is expected to sell for up to $5 million.
The auction house will also sell 21 things from the collection of Mary Tyler Moore, a famous American actress. The moneyfrom that sale will go to The Mary Tyler Moore Initiative, a charity that helps people with diabetes keep and recover their sight.