Having written about the sale of uber philanthropist Leslie Ridley-Tree’s Birnam Wood home and her extensive couture wardrobe in last week’s illustrious organ, now it’s time for her amazing collection of bling to hit the market.
John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia is selling 85 lots, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, and rings featuring fine gemstones, including large diamonds, sapphires, rubies, pearls, and emeralds, many from prominent jewelers such as Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb, Henry Dunay, and Boucheron.
The main highlights of the sale on Wednesday, March 29, include a large, pear-shaped 25.80-carat diamond platinum ring, with an estimated price of between $400,000 and $500,000, and a pair of diamond earrings set with two diamonds in 14-carat white gold, weighing 9.2 grams, valued at between $200,000 and $300,000.
One Van Cleef & Arpels work consists of cabochon sapphires and diamonds, including a three flat link necklace featuring a slide pendant centering a bezel set oval cabochon-cut sapphire, and pair of matching ear clips. The three-piece set’s estimated price is between $12,000 and $15,000.
It merely goes to prove that carats do help you see in the dark!