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 will turn heads with a masterpiece that is opulent and magnificent in nature: The Annenberg diamond. It is a 32.01-carat diamond 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 weighing 1.50 and 1.61 carats and has an estimated value of $3-5 million. The dear price of the diamond accounts for its sheer size and its previous owner, Lenore “Lee” Annenberg’s reputation as a passionate art collector and philanthropist.