Colossal diamond ring tops $2.5 million at Sotheby’s sale
Earlier this month in New York, Sotheby’s held its Magnificent Jewellery sale, which was comprised of more than 450 lots. Among the most superb to sell was an exquisite 18-carat marquise-cut diamond ring set in platinum, which garnered $US1.84 million (or about $A2.52 million) — nearly $US100,000 more than anticipated.
Another standout seller was a pair of highly collectable chrysoprase and pink-opal earrings in 18-karat gold from Joel Arthur Rosenthal (JAR), which sold for $US87,500 (or about $A119,800).
The end-of-year sale comes on the heels of a New York Bonhams auctionhttp://robbreport.com/jewelry/colossal-diamond-ring-tops-18-million-sothebys-sale where a similarly-sized white diamond crossed the block. (sothebys.com)