highlight of Jewels: The New York Sale to be held on October 21, 2009. The diamond is valued between $3-5 million and will be among the many highly-anticipated jewels offered at
auction in the coming Fall season.
The fabulous Diamond is mounted in a ring designed by renowned Manhattan jeweler David Webb, in a design which has it flanked by two pear-shaped diamonds weighing 1.50 and 1.61 carats.
Prior to the October sale, Christie's has arranged a special preview tour of the Annenberg Diamond to key collecting centers, including those in Geneva, London, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and New York.
The Annenberg diamond isn't the only item to be featured of course. Christie's will have an amazing array of necklaces, earrings and bracelets in the sale as well. They have a slide show on their web site which showcases the jewels to be auctioned. Other notable jewelry to be auctioned include a remarkable suite of diamond jewelry from Harry Winston, “The King of Diamonds.”
For more information on the history of the Annenberg diamond and information about the Annenberg family and foundation, please visit this press release from Christie's. Viewing will take place from Ocbtober 16-20, 2009, at Christie’s Rockefeller Center Galleries and the auction will be on October 21.