The final lot in the sale: A diamond ring with a giant E-color, VVS2 clarity diamond at its center.
Christie’s New York, “Important Jewels” auction, June 14th, 2011. Lot 125. AN IMPRESSIVE DIAMOND RING. Set with an oval-cut diamond, weighing approximately 46.51 carats, flanked on either side by a pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 1.00 and 1.01 carats, mounted in platinum. With report 5131361767 dated 22 April 2011 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the oval-cut diamond is E color, VVS2 clarity. With reports 12344176 and 12038592 dated 3 January 2003 and 28 May 2002 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the pear-shaped diamonds, weighing approximately 1.00 and 1.01 carats, are D color, VS1 and VS2 clarity respectively. Estimate: $2,500,000 to $3,500,000. Sold for: $4,226,500.