Christie’s, the world’s leading auction house is planning to go all bling at its Jewels:The New York sale on October 21. But this time, it is going to turn heads with a masterpiece that is opulent and magnificent in nature: The Annenberg diamond. It is a 32.01 carat diamond that will be exhibited at key collecting centers such as Geneva, Hong-Kong, London, and Los Angeles, after which it will return to New York for the coming Fall Auction.
The square emerald-cut D color diamond is mounted as a ring and is flanked by two pear shaped diamonds weighting 1.50 and 1.61 carats and has an estimated value of $3-5 million. The dear price of the diamond accounts to its sheer size as well as its previous owner, Lenore “Lee” Annenberg’s reputation as a passionate art collector and philanthropist.