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Christie’s to Auction 39-Carat Pear-Shaped Diamond

17 november 2009

Christie’s New York is set to auction a 39-carat, pear-shaped D color diamond known as the Evening Star at its "Magnificent Jewels From a Distinguished Private Collector" sale to held in New York on December 10, 2009, RAPAPORT reported. The stone’s estimated presale value is between $3.6 million and $5.5 million and it is one of ten exceptional jewels up for sale at the special auction that could realize more than $10 million, Christies said in a statement.
The Evening Star originates from India’s ancient Golconda mine, the source of the Hope Diamond and the Wittelsbach Diamond, which sold for $24.3 million at Christie’s London auction in 2008, fetching the highest price achieved for any jewel sold at auction.
The other jewels to be sold at the upcoming auction include a pair of diamond ear pendants that match the Evening Star and feature two D color, pear-shaped diamonds weighing 10.21 and 10.51 carats with an estimated value of between $1.7 million to $2.5 million and a diamond necklace with 68 graduated, pear-shaped diamonds set in platinum and valued between $400,000 and $600,000. The Magnificent auction will immediately follow Christie's "New York Jewels Sale," to be held on the same date.