High value diamond auctions of 2008

18 notable high value diamond auctions of 2008 by Sotheby auction house.

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 the “Oppenheimer Blue Is The largest fancy 14.62-carat vivid blue diamond ever offered at auction is set to go on sale on May 18 at Christie’s in Geneva.

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A 72.22 carat D-colour pear-shaped flawless diamond is displayed at Sotheby’s auction house in London, on March 7, 2008. The diamond is estimated to realise in excess of GBP 2.6m ( USD 5.2m or Euros 3.4m) when it is auctioned in Hong Kong on April 10, 2008.

Lot 495 - The Unique Pink

The spectacular “Unique Pink”, a supremely rare and exceptional Fancy Vivid Pink diamond weighing 15.38 carats. Lot 495, estimate: US $28-38 million (CHF 26.9m – 36.5 million).

Lot 494 - Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond - 7.32 carats

Sotheby’s Geneva sale will also offer a stunning Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring weighing 7.32 carats. Lot 494, estimate: US $ 15 – 25 million (CHF 14.4 – 24 million)

Lot 385 - Kashmir sapphire - 8.27 carats

The charming setting of this ring, which is being offered by a European Noble Family, perfectly sets off the colour of the 8.27-carat Kashmir sapphire, described by the SSEF as a “velvety and saturated ‘royal blue’ colour”. Lot 385, estimate: CHF 960,000 – 1.15 million (US $ 1 – 1.2 million). Lot 405 - Fancy Intense Blue diamond brooch, Alexandre Reza

this exceptional piece, originally a pendant, features a marquise-shaped Fancy Intense Blue diamond weighing 6.64 carats. Lot 405, estimate: US $ 10 – 14 million (CHF 9.6 – 13.44 million)Lot 449 - Pearl and diamond choker, circa 1900

Set of three diamond plaques de cou in the garland style, Cartier 1907 .UP TO RM 1.8 MILLION
Lot 449, estimate: US $ 230,000 – 395,000 / CHF 220,000 – 380,000

Lot 484 - The Emperor Ruby

The “Emperor Ruby”, a dazzling Burmese ruby and diamond ring weighing 7.03 carats. the stone displays excellent purity and the coveted ‘pigeon’s blood’ color. Lot 484, estimate: CHF 4.8 – 7.68 million (US $ 5 – 8 million).

Lot 489 - Fancy pink diamond ring - 21.11 carats

An exquisite Fancy Pink diamond ring weighing 21.11 carats  Lot 489, estimate CHFLot 486 - Fancy Blue diamond ring - 14.18 carats

An elegant Fancy Blue diamond ring weighing 14.18 carats Lot 486, estimate CHF 2.88 – 4.8 million (US $ 3 – 5 million)

Lot 462 - Pair of diamond earrings fancy blue and fancy orangy-pink

A pair of diamond earrings, set with a pear-shaped Fancy Blue and Fancy Orangy-Pink diamond weighing 8.85 and 8.79 carats respectively.  Lot 462, estimate CHF 1.92 – 2.88 million (US $ 2 – 3 million)

Lot 411A - modified pear-cut fancy pink diamond - 18.51 carats

A stylish modified pear-shaped Fancy Pink diamond pendant weighing 18.51 carats.  Lot 411A, estimate CHF 4.8 – 7.68 million (US $ 5 – 8 million)

Lot 419 - Fine Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring - 15.34 carats

The world’s most sought-after sapphires are sourced from Kashmir, and this sugarloaf sapphire weighing 15.34 carats has been masterfully set in a stunning ring by Van Cleef and Arpels. Lot 419, estimate: CHF 720,000 – 1.2 million (US $ 750,000 – 1.25 million).

Lot 493 - Gem set and diamond demi-parure, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1960's

The traditional Indian styles, this stunning, unique demi-parure created around 1965, is one of the most beautiful examples of Van Cleef and Arpels’ designs of the time. Lot 493, estimate: US $ 1.5 – 2.5 million / CHF 1.44 – 2.4 million.

Lot 400 - Doria Pamphilj, Emerald and diamond brooch, circa 1840

the central pear-shaped stone may well be much earlier and may have come from the fabled mines of the Golconda region in India.UP TO RM 3.5 MILLION
Lot 400, estimate: US $ 500,000 – 800,000 / CHF 480,000 – 770,000;

Lot 402 - The Duchess of Berry Emerald Necklace and a pair of earrings

The stones of the necklace, including a central gem weighing 14.03 carats, have been certified by the SSEF has being of Colombian origin.UP TO RM 3.5 MILLION
Lot 402, estimate: US $ 600,000 – 800,000 / CHF 580,000 – 770,000

Lot 431 - Diamond brooch, Cartier, 1911

This creation is a delightful illustration of the garland style, of which Cartier was the true master. UP TO RM 500,000
Lot 431, estimate: US $ 105,000 – 155,000 / CHF 100,000 – 150,000.

Lot 454 - Pair of gem set and diamond ear clips, ‘Tutti Frutti'

Lot 456 - Pair of ruby, emerald and diamond clips ‘Tutti Frutti'

Two pairs of gem set and diamond ear clips (circa 1925) which epitomise Cartier’s much-loved “Tutti Frutti” style Lot 454, estimate: US $ 78,000 – 120,000 / CHF 75,000 – 115,000

Lot 461 - Ruby and diamond bracelet, Cartier, circa 1920

A stylish ruby and diamond bracelet (circa 1925) – which embodies Cartier’s ability to marry geometric design with organic elements, using the very finest materials.  Lot 461, estimate: US $ 186,000 – 335,000 / CHF 180,000 – 320,000.

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