The auction house is not offering any details on why the fancy vivid pink stone was pulled from its upcoming “Magnificent Jewels” sale.
The S.S. Central America sank in 1857 off the coast of South Carolina, carrying tons of gold from the California Gold Rush.
A princess’s tiara fell within its pre-sale estimate while an Art Deco bracelet from a queen doubled it.
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The Dec. 1 jewelry sale at Bonhams-owned Bruun Rasmussen will have several other pieces of royal jewelry on the block.
It follows a few other notable fancy color diamonds at auction this fall, with mixed results.
The 5.53-carat fancy vivid blue diamond was the first of eight rare stones Sotheby’s will offer through 2023.
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Estimated to sell for $25 million-$35 million, the 18.18-carat fancy vivid pink diamond went for $28.8 million.
Sotheby’s estimates the piece, pulled from the sunken Nuestra Señora de Atocha, could sell for $50,000-$70,000.
“The Golden Canary” is one of the world’s largest polished diamonds, valued at more than $15 million.
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“The De Beers Exceptional Blue Collection” will be sold across Sotheby’s jewelry auctions this year and through spring 2023.
Purchased by a collector in Florida, the 11.15-carat fancy vivid pink is the second most valuable jewel or gemstone ever sold at auction.
According to Christie’s, the auction is its most important single-owner watch collection ever.
The pear-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond will lead the Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels auction on Nov. 8.
Fine jewelry comprised three of the auction’s top 10 lots, though it could not top her director’s chair or scripts from “The Golden Girls.”
The auction house is celebrating 100 years since the discovery of King Tut’s tomb.
The exhibition is larger in scale this year and has a new theme, Enlightenment.
“The King” had the gold, tsavorite, and red garnet ring made prior to the filming of the 1970 MGM documentary of the same name.
Named the “Williamson Pink Star,” it is the second largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink ever to appear at auction.
The online jewelry sale sold 98 percent by lot.
The sale also will include a third Rolex, with all three watches tied to Barrett’s 1979 attempt to break the world record for land speed.
“Art as Jewelry as Art” features works from artists like Salvador Dalí, Alexander Calder, and Max Ernst.
The sale includes pieces “The King” gifted to his longtime manager, as well as jewelry Elvis owned and wore on stage.
It is the fifth acquisition under the ownership of private equity firm Epiris, which bought Bonhams in 2018.