Estee Lauder jewelry auction - the personal jewelry collection
of Estee Lauder and daughter-in-law, Evelyn Lauder, will be sold at the
Magnificent Jewels auction at Sotheby’s New York on December 5, 2012.
The collection being offered numbers 35 pieces of exquisite jewelry that
belonged to the two makeup moguls
The Estee Lauder jewelry auctionproceeds... projected at an
impressive $13 million by Sotheby's, will go to the Breast Cancer Research
Foundation, founded by Evelyn in 1993.
It is well documented that the two ladies owned some incredible gems,
and these gems became the focal point of numerous amazing jewelry pieces.
One necklace in particular features a 47.14 carat fancy yellow diamond
that Estee Lauder bought from a friend, the Duchess of Windsor in the
1970's. The Duchess originally purchased the yellow from Harry Winston in
1951, and had
it mounted in a ring setting.
At some point Estee had the heart shaped yellow diamond remounted
as a pendent. It was paired with a chain of
white diamonds. The piece now totals 95 carats of diamonds. It is
estimated that it will sell for $1.5 to $2 million.
Evelyn Lauder's 6.54 carat pink diamond ring is also in the sale.
Because pink diamonds are rare - and intense, fancy pinks are extremely
rare, the ring is projected to fetch $5 million.
The pink diamond ring was made by Oscar Heyman & Brothers of New
York. They are manufacturers of the very finest precious stone jewelry.
Their guiding principle is "Only the finest".
The Estee Lauder jewelry auction will continue with a second prestige
event on February 4, 2013. In that sale, another 60 items will go up for
auction They will be a feature of Sotheby's Important Jewels Sale.
The Estee Lauder jewelry auctions feature necklaces, brooches,
earrings, bracelets, and even jeweled evening bags.
Many of the pieces to be auctioned feature colored gems. Rubies,
emeralds, and sapphires are prevalent, but some artistically unique
pieces feature amethyst, chalcedony, and other stones.
Lisa Hubbard, cochairman of Sotheby’s International Jewelry
Collection, said "In general, these jewelry
collections give you a window into the world of the women who wore
them. In the case of the Lauders, these were businesswomen with incredible
careers moving through a world of influence. As a result, some of the
pieces could be worn in the day and others definitely needed the glamour
As noted above, Evelyn was an early advocate and supporter of breast
cancer awareness and research. She is credited with creating the pink
Estee Lauder passed away in April, 2004. Evelyn Lauder passed away in
The Estee Lauder jewelry auction was organized by Leonard A.
Lauder, chairman emeritus of the Estee Lauder Companies. Leonard is the husband of Evelyn
Lauter, and the son of Estee.
He said in a
statement... “Each piece of jewelry is unique and very special. They
were each designed to be timeless pieces that also manifest exceptional
style and taste. I know that both my mother Estee and my dear wife Evelyn
would be pleased that these items are being sold to raise funds for the
Breast Cancer Research Foundation.”
The Estee Lauder jewelry auctions will be historic events in the
fashion, jewelry, and luxury auction realms.
Descriptions taken from the Sotheby's Magnificent
Top - Pair of 18 karat gold, emerald, and diamond
earclips – From the collection of Evelyn Lauder
Next - Magnificent platinum, 18 karat gold, fancy
intense yellow diamond and diamond pendant-necklace, Van Cleef &
Arpels – From the collection of Estee Lauder
Next - Close up of the fancy intense yellow diamond
Next - Magnificent platinum, fancy intense pink diamond,
and diamond ring, Oscar Heyman & Brothers - From the collection of
Next - Whimsical white gold, chalcedony, sapphire,
amethyst, and diamond 'Flowerhead' brooch, designed by Suzanne Belperron
- From the collection of Estee Lauder
Next - Platinum,18 karat gold, mystery-set ruby and
diamond brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels – From the collection of Evelyn
Next - Platinum,18 karat gold, pink sapphire, and
ciamond ring – From the collection of Evelyn Lauder
Next - 18 karat gold, ruby, and
diamond bracelet,Van Cleef &
Arpels – From the collection of Estee Lauder
Next - Gem Special Offer - Swiss Blue Topaz
Next: - Faberge pendant / brooch. Made of white gold,
with rose diamond face, dressed in a costume of white diamonds, studded
with emeralds, moonstones, blue sapphires, and spinels, with 373 stones,
totaling 11.55 carats.
Next - Dealer Product Image - Chrome Diopside and White
Topaz Ring in Sterling Silver
Last - Dealer Program Image - Pink Spinel and Sterling
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Colored gemstone producer Gemfields has agreed to buy
Faberge, famous for its Tsarist-era jeweled eggs, precious objects, and
high-end jewelry. The reported transaction value is about $142 million.
Gemfields' primary business is mining emeralds in
Zambia. It is also a leading gemstone exploration and discovery
(prospecting) company focusing on emerald, ruby, and sapphire deposits. The
acquisition of Fabrege represents Gemfields' entry into consumer sales.
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