A stunning emerald cut diamond went up for auction in Sotheby’s. The D, Internally Flawless, Type IIa emerald-cut stone was the sixth diamond weighing more than 100 carats and went for $22,090,000 ($220,459 per carat).
In the world of antique jewelry however, were a few other pieces that deserve attention. The exquisite Baron de Rothschild Necklace, made by Cartier in the 1920s, was sold for $2.6 million. This elegant emerald, sapphire and diamond sautoir by Cartier is a marvel to behold. The blue sapphires in this pendant are all from Kashmir, making them that much more rare and precious.
To quote Joanna Hardy in her article in The Telegraph, “This jewel is a wonderful example of how Cartier chose stones to suit the color combinations required for the design and not necessarily for their intrinsic value.”
This sautior is one of the finest Art Deco jewelry pieces to approach the open market in years.
Also featured in the Sotheby’s auction was an impressive Kashmir sapphire and diamond brooch formerly from the collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon that was designed by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. This impressive brooch is both beautifully designed and rare.