Christie’s is set to launch a new online auction, Jewels Online: The London Edit, which will be open for bidding from 6 to 16 June.
The auction features jewellery ranging from the early 19th Century to present day, among them being an antique natural pearl and diamond brooch.
The auction will reportedly open with the pair of Graff diamond ‘Waterfall’ earrings (estimate: £30,000 – 50,000), offered on behalf of J.K Rowling to benefit her children’s charity, Lumos. The earrings will be presented with a signed edition of J.K. Rowling’s 2021 bestseller ‘The Christmas Pig’, in which a pair of diamond earrings feature, and a sealed personal message to the successful buyer.
Lumos is an international charity fighting for every child’s right to a family by transforming care systems around the world, working to end institutionalisation. Founded by J.K. Rowling in 2005, Lumos “sheds light on the root causes of family separation” — poverty, conflict and discrimination — and demonstrates that children can “safely be reunited with families”.
Further highlights of the auction include a late 19th Century pearl and diamond brooch (estimate: £70,000 – 90,000) dating to the 1880s, alongside an Art Deco ruby and diamond bracelet (estimate: £40,000 – 60,000), “demonstrating the bold geometric designs of this defining era in jewellery”.
An offering of signed jewels also feature a Van Cleef & Arpels diamond ‘Ludo Hexagone’ bracelet (estimate: £30,000 – 40,000), circa 1940, alongside a diamond necklace by Garrard, showcasing a pear-shaped diamond of 4.78 carats (estimate: £170,000 – 220,000). A fancy intense yellow diamond ring of 12.56 carats by Ritz (estimate: £120,000 – 150,000) will also be presented.