From Colombia to Sri Lanka and India to Myanmar, the world’s finest coloured stones have been brought together for Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale on 5 December in New York – one of two jewellery auctions in Sotheby’s A Life of Luxury week. An important collection of sapphire jewels by Harry Winston and Van Cleef & Arpels are among the trove of colourful gems on offer, while The Elizabeth A. Keck Collection presents a selection of spectacular emeralds. Click ahead to discover the natural beauty of these rare and lively jewels.
5 December | New York
1…Important Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring, the sapphire weighing 8.82 carats.
2…Cultured pearl, Colombian emerald and diamond necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels.
3…Magnificent sapphire and diamond necklace-bracelet combination, the sapphires weighing a total of approximately 123.13 carats, Harry Winston.
4…Highly important Burmese ruby and diamond ring, the ruby weighing 15.01 carats.
5…Classic Colombian emerald and diamond ring, the emerald weighing 8.01 carats, Carvin French.
7…Colombian emerald and diamond bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, France.
8…Pair of rare sapphire and diamond earclips, the classic Burmese sapphires weighing 23.02 and 20.83 carats, Harry Winston.
9…Classic Thai ruby and diamond ring, weighing 11.13 carats.
10…Pair of sapphire and diamond earclips, Graff.
11…Classic Colombian emerald and diamond ring, the emerald weighing 12.48 carats, Van Cleef & Arpels, France.
12…Ceylon sapphire and diamond bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels.