The April 3 and 4 Important Jewelry and Fine Timepieces auctions at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers offered an array of fine diamonds and colored stones, signed jewels and important antique works. The sales totaled $4.6 million, with the top five lots being impressive diamonds followed by sapphires, including examples by Van Cleef & Arpels and Harry Winston.
Among the leading lots was a Golconda-type diamond and ruby ring that sold for $305,000 against a presale estimate of $250,000 – 300,000. An additional Golconda-type diamond of nearly six carats sold for $287,000.
A vintage ring with a square emerald cut stone of 8.00 carats sold for $149,000, a 4.68 carat marquise cut Art Deco ring sold for $118,750, and a rectangular brilliant cut ring with a 10.02 carat stone sold for $137,000.