The massive natural fancy black diamond will be offered without reserve at Sotheby’s next month.
“Gérald Genta: Icon of Time” will open the archives for the first time this spring at Sotheby’s.
The results came during a record year for the auction house.
The sale totaled nearly $1.9 million.
A patron collected them over four decades.
April Matteini joins with more than 25 years of jewelry appraisal and auction house experience.
It’s one of only 170 editions.
The “Medusa” pendant went for $3.7 million at Sotheby’s New York, smashing pre-sale estimates.
Sotheby’s “London Treasures” auction featured several other jewels believed to have belonged to the empress.
They were part of the Bonhams New York Jewels sale, which totaled $4.7 million.
The Tony Award-winning dancer and choreographer was known for her role in “Chicago” and her longstanding partnership with Bob Fosse.
Melanie Grant of “Black & Brilliant” fame curated the event.
The Duchess of Windsor bangle, however, failed to sell.
The Phillips Geneva Watch Auction was a white-glove sale.
Sotheby’s will auction them next month at its “London Treasures” sale.
It will debut with an event featuring lab-grown diamonds from supplier Mercury Ring.
Sotheby’s had estimated they could go for between $2.1 million and $3.4 million each.
MJSA and Columbia Gem House are using their design competition to raise funds for the community, which was badly hit by COVID-19.
Pablo Picasso’s “Grand Faune” pendant was the jewelry auction’s top lot.
The Cartier bangle given by Edward VIII is estimated to sell for as much as $1.6 million at Christie’s Geneva next month.
With lenses made from emerald and diamond, the two Mughal-era pairs could sell for up to $3.5 million each at Sotheby’s this month.