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This 17-Carat Harry Winston Diamond Ring Could Fetch $1 Million at Auction

It looks like Christie’s first jewelry auction of the year will be a blinder.

Running from March 11 to 21, the Jewels Online sale comprises a spectacular assortment of signed jewels, diamonds, and colored gemstones. The 200 lots include rarified bling by industry heavyweights such as David Webb, Cartier, and Jean Schlumberger. The piece de resistance, however, is a dazzling diamond ring by American jeweler Harry Winston.

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The pear-shaped, brilliant-cut diamond at the center of the platinum ring totals an impressive 17.09 carats. It is a D-color stone of VVS2 clarity with perfect symmetry and polish, according to a report by the Gemological Institute of America. Tapered baguette-cut diamonds sit on either side of the main stone, creating a truly eye-catching piece. All that bling comes at a cost, of course, with the ring expected to fetch between $700,000 and $1 million at the auction.

Bulgari set being offered in Christie's 2024 Jewels Online sale
A collection of Bulgari jewels from a private collector.

If you don’t win the Harry Winston, try your luck with two other diamond rings. The first stunning piece is topped by a fancy blue diamond of 1.13 carats (estimate: $150,000 to $250,000), and the second gold design is adorned with a fancy yellow diamond of 10.01 carats and two smaller, clear diamonds (estimate: $70,000 and $100,000).

The sale will also offer an impressive collection of Bulgari pieces that range from a gold necklace with matching earrings to a multi-gem butterfly brooch from 1965 (estimate: $15,000 to $20,000). Other highlights include a 1960s Van Cleef & Arpels diamond and gold evening bag (high estimate: $20,000) and an art deco-inspired ring by Dreicer & Co from 1920 (estimate: $15,000 and $20,000).

Bulgari butterfly diamond brooch
Bulgari multi-gem and diamond butterfly brooch in the sale.

Most antique, vintage, and contemporary jewels in the sale are from A Fashionable Life: The Collection of an Elegant Lady and Property from the Collection of Fritz and Lucy Jewett. Two charitable collections will also be presented. Proceeds from the Collection of Nate Berkus will benefit the Grace Church School in New York City. That means you can feel extra good about buying that bling.

You can view the auction highlights in a New York exhibition at Christie’s Rockefeller Center location from March 17 to 20. Bidding opens on March 11.

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