Christie’s to Auction Copper Heiresses’ Art Deco Jewelry EstateMarch 14, 12
A 9-carat cushion-cut fancy vivid purplish pink diamond from
the estate estimated at $6-$8 million
The complete collection of 17 jewels is expected to fetch $9-$12 million when it comes up for sale. The estate includes a rare 9-carat cushion-cut fancy vivid purplish pink diamond ring mounted in a Belle Époque setting by the French jeweler Dreicer & Co. It is estimated at $6-$8 million. Based on the date of the stone’s setting – circa 1910 - the ring is believed to have originally belonged to
Huguette Clark’s collection also features an exceptional colorless, 19.86-carat diamond ring by Cartier, estimated to sell at $2-$3 million. The GIA certified the diamond a D color and with potentially internally flawless clarity and was discovered in its original Cartier box from the 1920s.
The collection also includes an array of signed jewels by the finest makers of the Art Deco era, including an intricately detailed diamond bracelet by Cartier circa 1925 (estimate: $300,000-$500,000) and a diamond and multi-gem charm bracelet by Cartier circa 1925 (estimate: $20,000-30,000).
Another item is a ruby, sapphire, emerald and gold bracelet possibly designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, of Tiffany &
“In the world of fine jewelry, this is truly a fairytale collection,” says Rahul Kadakia, Head of Jewelry for Christie’s